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July 5, 2010

by Erin Kilmer

and oh, You are mercy,
love, grace.

when sin’s curse would ravage our hearts,
stealing all hope for any tomorrow,
leaving us bereft, defeated, alone–

You step in then,
plead scars of nails,
death’s destroyers.

never without hope, Your people.
never without a forever of tomorrows
waiting just beyond sunrise.

we hide in hope, in Your rest.

and oh, You are mercy,
love, grace.

Called Forth

April 4, 2010

Called Forth
by Erin Kilmer

I try
to lie
beneath blankets
sandwiched warmly
Sunday morning

But
Resurrection day
calls me out
with birds and
sunrise

and hope

He is risen indeed.