Not Created to Be Efficient

We’re not created to be just efficient
God has angels who have mastered that task
They wing straight to earth to obey His commands
And with precision do all that He asks!

But at Bethlehem’s manger they breathlessly watched
As in wonder they worshipped the babe
Who in quite inefficient manner had come
And on hay in a manger was laid

His life was a puzzle as He grew to a man
He asked a stranger for water to drink
And He preached to the poor then He slept through a storm
In a boat that was ready to sink!

Then seeing Him stumble as He carried His cross
They gasped as nails pierced hands and feet
And they wondered to think that He spoke to the thief
Who confessed at the last and believed

Till on that third day and just before dawn
When the angel was sent at God’s call
To roll back the stone so that we could see
That Christ efficiently lives for us all!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
 which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV

God Gently Stooped Down – In Verse

I shared a couple of days ago on the topic of God stooping down and it seemed to not only strike a chord with some of my readers, – Thanks guys for responding and commenting. But that phrase “God stooped down” resonated over and over in my heart. I could hear it at night as I lay in bed and in the morning again it rolled over and over in my thoughts as I went about my chores. I hope you will like the little verse I wrote today that shares as best as I am able the echoes in my heart.

Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? Psalm 113:5-6, NIV

On the sixth day in morning the Lord God stooped down
Scooped clay from the earth to make man from the ground
He bent down lower still to breathe life into him
Then smiled to see man’s first day begin

As they walked through the garden God showed him the trees
The elephants, zebras and mountains and seas
But with all that God made Adam still was alone
So God gently bent down to form Eve from his bones

But when they saw fruit that God said not to take
They ignored His command and death was awake
Yet God wasn’t finished - He did not walk away
He just waited and watched till His chosen day

When at Bethlehem’s stable He gently stooped down
And entered our world in the dark of that town
Till on a hill and a cross God stooped lower still
Took the nails and the thorns so we could be healed

Then sadly His friends took Him down from the tree
Placed Him in the tomb where no one could see
Till on the third day God rolled back the stone
And gave us new life as He gently stooped down!

God Gently Stooped Down by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2021 
all rights reserved

And That was That on Easter!

And That Was That

They sealed Him in the grave
And that
Was that

And soldiers sent to guard
Stood back
To back

All through the second day
All Hope
Seemed black

Till on that Sunday morn
They heard
A crack

The tomb was opened wide
To show
The fact

That Jesus Christ was free
From death’s
Dark Pact

And Mary heard His voice
It echoed

To tell the mighty news
And that
Was that!

And That was That by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2020 all rights reserved

 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? Luke 24:3-5 NLT