A THOUSAND FACES

A THOUSAND FACES
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Naked.
Narcotic.
Numbing agent.

Sometimes life hurts.
We reach.
Respond.
React:

To outward stimuli
Called pain.
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Frailty.
Fragility.
Vulnerabiity.

Attempts to remove
All traces.
Searching
Seeking.
Imploring.

Pain wears a thousand faces.
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Earthly remedies beckon:
Earthly vessels fall:
Broken,
Battered,
Beaten.

Countless remedies call:
Money.
Drugs.
Alcohol.
Sex.
Need a fix ….
Just call
Or text.
Pain is magnified.
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Christ.
A quiet refuge.
Solace …
Song in the night.
Repeatedly calling ... reaching;
Responding.

Giver of light.
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Christ,
Emerging graceful.
Giving.
Forgiving …
And free.
Christ,
The only refuge.

Surety.
Guarantee.
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Pain wears a thousand faces.
Christ wears only one.
Oh for a thousand graces,
Reach ...
 For simply one.
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And He said to me,
“My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9