perfection’s plea

Matthew 26:39 “…he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will but as you will.'”*

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fully human

perfection fell down

face parallel

to the man-trodden ground.

for this cup to be taken

his soul did cry

could this plan…

be revised?

if  divinity can honestly

pour heart’s plea

how much more then

dirt-shaped me.

……….

poem by patty perkins

……….

Jesus’ honesty took nothing away from his obedience. It was that crux of a moment when he put it out there and bared his soul to his Father. He owned a deeper determination to follow through with the Father’s plan.

If a holy Jesus bared his honest soul—then surely, so can I.

*The One Year Bible, February 9, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

One response to “perfection’s plea

  • scriptordeus

    “…how much more then dirt-shaped me.” Perfect description of our fallen condition, but because “perfection” was willing to fall down, we are freed from that condition. How glorious! Your poems always bless me, Patty!

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