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July 28, 2022

Outside the Gates 7-28-22

(Based on Luke 7:11-17)

So sick and dead - not in a trance,
nor by bad luck, nor by perchance.
With dying souls, our God awaits
before our graves outside the gates.

With rugged, jagged timbers crossed,
God's providence came with a cost -
where innocence had met pure guilt
through grace and love when blood was spilt.

And then, BEHOLD, I saw His skies,
for Christ had opened up my eyes
outside the gates with spirit dead,
where I met Christ and life instead.

With multitudes of people here -
the cries of mourning turned from tear -
for they had witnessed such a love
that they would long be speaking of...

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Luke 7:11-17 (KJV)

11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.

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