In the Shadow of Shame

They who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:5 NLT


In the shadow of shame

I lay my head down

Crimson stains color

Memories too hard to name


And I beg for the tears

To leak out the toxin

But the shame is a poison

Powerful and noxious


So I let the years weather

Away it’s embrace

Stay out in the elements

So the stain starts to fade


And what’s left in my head

Of the shameful past

Looks like rough jagged wood

With a rather pale cast


But there in my heart

Where the sun shines bright

There’s a shadow of shame

Untouched by the Light


And the shadow of Grace,

Sees all of me, whole

Sees all of my life

As an old weathered soul


I remember I must

Let the Son reach me

I must remember that He

Bore the shame on the Tree


So I curse my shadow of shame

And give its crimson another name


The Shadow of Grace

A reminder for me

That He drew me from darkness

Gave me Calvary


And bids me glory—

Not in my shame

But that He holds me in the Shadow of His Wings

Praise His Holy Name.


2014

Midnight

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