The High King has come and he knows your deeds;
he knows that you are neither hot nor cold.
All this he knows, and still he intercedes
as priest before the throne of grace. Behold
the man upon the cross. Both God and Lamb.
He binds all peoples in one heart and mind;
the dead reborn as sons of Abraham
though they are wretched, poor, naked, and blind.
All those he loves will know his discipline
and the lost he gathers into one flock.
He will dine with you and you with him.
Listen now, he stands at the door and knocks.
Unlock your door and hold your rescue fast.
These are the words of the first and the last.

Other Bible stories from Moss Kingdom:

The Cain Series: The Birth of CainThe Crime of CainThe Curse of Cain

Old Testament: Some He Bruises, Some He Bleeds: A Sestina on the CovenantsNoah Wakes from a Recurring NightmareAbram the PaganFor the Sake of the FewThe Deception of JacobThe Unspeakable NameA Sound of War in the CampA Lament for MichalThe Rape of Tamar and the Half-life of JoyNumbered Numbered Weighed Divided: a Rubaiyat concerning Belshazzar’s doom, JonahThe Years the Locusts have Consumed

New Testament: What need has He for our Democracy: A poem for Peter during his lapseSilent SaturdayDoes God still have a body?At Simon’s House

The Letters to the Churches: