13.9.08

Summary of the book of Romans...


O long and dark the stairs I trod;
With trembling feet to find my God
Gaining a foothold, bit by bit,
Then slipping back and losing it.
Never progressing, striving still
With weakening grasp and faltering will,
Bleeding to climb to God, while He
Serenely smiled, not noting me.
Then came a certain time when I
Loosened my hold and fell thereby;
Down to the lowest step my fall,
As if I had not climbed at all.
Now when I lay despairing there,
Listen, a footfall on the stair,
On that same stair where I afraid,
Faltered and fell and lay dismayed.
And lo, when hope had ceased to be,
My God came down the stairs to me!

(anonymous - copied from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, Romans 1-8)

I hope you all have a weekend that is full of trusting in His grace!

4 comments:

Penn Tomassetti said...

That is an awesome poem. I'm studying Romans chapter 5 today for my Teen Bible Study. That was the reason I taught them Genesis 1-3, in order to prepare them for some heavy theology in Romans 5. I want them to see how amazing grace is that God would come down the stairs to us (as I see it).

Grace to you.

Edie said...

It looks like you are really enjoying your commentary Stephanie. This was beautiful.

Kaysie said...

Stephanie, that was beautiful. And a great reminder for me today. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Have a great day!

Kaysie

Danae said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! :) I have been very tardy in keeping up with posting, but I do intend to keep posting responses to my reading.
I've had a similar response to the book, especially as I've seen it affecting some friends, and I'm hoping to systematically address the concerns I have. I just have too much to say! ;)