©TRUTH AND GRACE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
Two voices spoke from single face:
One named truth, the other grace.
Truth was stern, direct, and strong;
Truth declared the right from wrong.
Truth proclaimed the pure and right,
Truth distinguished dark from light;
Everything he spoke was true,
Truth had perfect point of view.
Overwhelmed by all he said,
I sat, I wept, and bowed my head.
And then in depths of great despair,
Another spoke to me with care.
The name behind the voice was grace,
He wiped the tears upon my face.
And gently did he speak my name,
And comfort weary broken frame.
“I’ve come prepared to comfort you,
Truth has come … but I have too;
Linked and joined as one we go,
Our goal to aid and make to grow.
Wherever truth should be declared,
Grace shall also be prepared;
Both are needed, both are good,
And when combined be as they should.
Wise in heart and wise in way,
Will heed and hear what both will say.”
And Christ, Himself, the single face,
Behind the voice of truth and grace.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.