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Next Year in Jerusalem
by Carol J Grace

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Written as a response to Obama's request that the Passover meal exclude the phrase, "Next year in Jerusalem" because it was considered to be incendiary.

Nonsense!

Next year in Jerasulem
 
Next year in Jerusalem, a phrase rendered
archaic by some, volatile by others,
are to me words of hope, words of redemption,
words reminding us of that New Jerusalem
to come.
 
I am not Jewish, but my Redeemer is.
I am not planning on moving to Jerusalem,
but my Redeemer is.
I am not seeking that which cannot be found,
or He who will not return again,
for my Redeemer is readily found
and He will, indeed,
return again.
 
Next year in Jerusalem, the hope
of all who believe, the reality
of all who know the redemptive
love and grace of Jesus,
the Christ.
 
I know my Redeemer lives.
I know my Redeemer has already begun
His journey back to Jerusalem.
I know I am ready.
I know.
 
 
© 2010 Carol J. Grace

 


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Reviewed by Connie Faust 10/20/2010
Wow, what an exciting vision of what is to come--rather, The One Who is to come! A wonderful and forceful poem!
Connie
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 7/7/2010
Dear Carol, I missed this beautiful poem. But there is a French expression which says, it is never late to right a wrong. Your Redeemer is my brother too and my closest friend. He is always with me. Love Emile
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 6/10/2010
Can hardly wait. Well penned and powerfully phrased. Tomorrow in Jerusalem! That is my prayer. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/8/2010
Your words ring with your belief and spirit!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/8/2010
Passionately graceful is the hopes of what is yet to come...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 6/8/2010
Amen - God Save Us All
Open our eyes and our ears
So we may discern what we hear!
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