"my sin...oh, the bliss of this
my sin, not in part but the whole.
is nailed to the Cross, and I bear
it no more....
bless the Lord. bless the Lord..
oh, my soul."
when i was at my university, to
receive a reward,
I saw my old friend..ken tippitt.
he was the song
leader of the church I attended
years ago..attending college.
i was at the choir's practice,
and ken began to weep. I was still
too young to grasp the enormity
of my sins, but the Spirit of God
swept over us, and this old hymn
was stitched into my heart.
many years later,
my understanding of these words
shifts my universe. blows open
all the windows. takes my death
and negates hopeless despair.
instead, written across the sky,
"ann, I give you life. clean, running,
divine waters of second chances.
washed by the "Blood of the Lamb."
believe in the power of Jesus.
believe in His Blood. our only Hope
for the coming year.