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  • Writer's pictureTodd Render

Finding freedom

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From James 2:1-13

Our own corrupted desires would seek

To elevate an earthly king for us to stand,

to take God’s place, or ourselves to enthrone

in that place only He is worthy to command.

Yet even this desire God fulfills in a man,

His only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

That under Jesus our heavenly king,

All being subject in humility can bring

our needs and desires to be consummated,

our wills and wants then so consecrated

can breathe in the spirit of true freedom

from man’s tyranny and self’s deception.

Let us then look for a better way to

Honor in equal right both rich and poor,

The one not pander or curry favor,

Those in need not dishonor or ignore,

But seeing the Almighty’s fire burning

In each one’s eyes grant them due dignity

That all my rest securely in the hands

Of a merciful God and grateful mankind.