All Justice Fulfilled


I have been struck by both the simplicity and power of Micah 6:8 since I first heard it read by President Jimmy Carter during his inauguration. Today I see more in this passage than I did then, though the depths and beauty of any of God’s word is far beyond what I can fully understand or possibly communicate in this short poem today. Have a blessed day all!

When did you show us to do what is just
And how did you teach us to walk where we must?
Was it in Bethlehem in the hay of a barn
There in the wonder our Savior was born?

Or when we saw your mercy
When you heard a man’s cries?
How you called Him to come
And you opened His eyes

Or could it be maybe 
We learned to walk by your side
 When You carried  Your cross
To the place where You died


Or was it when they laid you now silent and still
In the tomb before the night at the top of that hill?
Until on the day before dawn when you rose
In the garden you showed us all justice fulfilled 


All Justice Fulfilled by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2021 all rights reserved

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJV


3 Comments Add yours

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Oh that we could say the same today. I didn’t know Jimmy Carter quoted this. Thank you for sharing.

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