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Cleansed
by Debbie OConnor  
2/08/2007 / Poetry


Layer upon layer
Sin cocoons me
I hide beneath lies
Lies I tell
Lies I believe

Deep down a spark
Of life is birthed within
The blood of Christ
Accepted
Misunderstood

With ardent desire I stumble
Trying to follow my Lord
Encumbered by the grave clothes
That still disguise this new creation

Challenged, confronted
Accused and condemned
Reluctantly I exchange my
Comfortable sinful ways
For His

Moment by moment I listen
Trying to hear
Longing to obey
Failing
Falling into Him

Desperate
I face my wretchedness
I am stripped
And clothed in His righteousness
Wholly accepted
Cleansed

Debbie O'Connor lives just north of New Orleans with her husband, Jim, and their two children. Jesus has been her savior for 18 years. Contact Debbie at debjimo@bellsouth.net.

Copyright 2008 Debbie O'Connor


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