Setting Apart

Always be ready to make your defense . . .*

Cephas beseeched, and was nailed upside down—

He asked for this out of deep reverence,
Would not presume to even wear Christ’s crown.


Always be ready to make your defense . . .

It is either pro-Christ or anti-Christ—
Such black and white—no grays—causes offense.

But He gave himself to be sacrificed.


Always be ready to make your defense . . .

Yes indeed, we must “practice what we preach!”

Our acts of grace reveal true reverence—
So that our deeds will validate our speech.

*1 Peter 3.15

The writer has written sacred and secular verse for decades. He has been published in Prairie Messenger, Windhover, The Anglican Theological Review, Ancient Paths, The Christian Communicator, Time of Singing, The Christian Century, and others. He is a member of the Winston Salem Writers. He serves a life sentence, condemned to write verse. His Jesus Through A Poet’s Lens is now available via Kindle.