“……..and you say He will come back even brighter?”


Lenten Journey – Day 21
Biblical Scripture: Hebrews 9:23-28
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13-Mar-12: Hebrews 9:23-28

24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

25 Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own;

26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself.

27 And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment,

28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.






“……..and you say He will come back even brighter?”




All all rest now, all healing now, all helping now before crossing

That wild stream, that most billowing stream, that roaring stream.

All friends using each other in seeing, touching, hearing, tasting the tossing

That journeying quest had brought them, that Old Crow and Ugly Bird did beam.

“Wait, what is that whistley whispering, that bluesy note just yon?

“Wait, hear, did you hear, did you fear that scratching note of bold?

So friends huddled into each other, still glazed with membered glory beyond.

“Why,”breathed DragonyFly,”I heard of second smackdown glory foretold.”


51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rob Barkman
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 05:10:12

    What a blessing it is to know that Christ has done the COMPLETE work on the cross, savings us form our sins past, present and future…. This is the basis of our eternal security. Lord bless you.

    • granbee
      Mar 14, 2012 @ 05:12:25

      Yes, it is such a blessing to know we Christians have no reason at all to fear His coming in great power and glory to gather the faithful unto Himself. We will be awed and amazed, no doubt–but without reason to fear. How right you are, dear Pastor Rob!

    • ElizOF
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 10:48:58

      Well said Rob. Great addition to the series Granbee! πŸ˜‰

      • granbee
        Mar 17, 2012 @ 22:39:15

        Wonderful about you and Pastor Rob agreeing that work necessary for Salvation was done by Christ on the Cross–it is a free gift! We only have to accept it–that is all, just believe and accept! Hallelujah!

  2. totsymae1011
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 08:49:54

    Smackdown? Whatchu talkin’ bout, Granbee?

  3. cottonbombs
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:42:51

    You are speaking in several voices here. With this verse you dance between gospel and rap. Nice moves, Rose!

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:32:35

      Yes, Peter, I am moving between gospel and rap and Brer Rabbit and The Calico Cat because all of this and WAY more will be going on at such a time of the Ultimate Light appearing! So glad you joined in with your Canuck voice here, ol’ fella!

  4. willowdot21
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 14:19:58

    So Dragon fly has heard of the second coming ( smackdown) God must of tipped him the wink so he can calm the others !! That just might put Old Crow (the seeing protector) and Ugly Bird ( the helper) beaks out of joint!!
    I love it granbee I love it !! xxxxx

  5. KC
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 19:11:17

    Nice…I absolutely the way you mixed myth and belief in this. I’m particularly fond of Corvids, but usually on the Trickster end of the spectrum. Raven, Magpie, Crow…all tricksters in one mythos or another. Also in real life! Ravens have been known to figure out how to open the fastenings of saddle bags on a motorcycle, in order to get at food or a shiny within. πŸ˜‰

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:35:31

      When this time of Ultimate Light coming down happens, there will be countless myths remembered and countless tenets of faith praised! Tricksters will be converted to most faithful servants; and servants will be masters! Thanks so much for stepping in at this stage of our journey!

  6. mtsweat
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 01:42:55

    This is truly awesome and inspiring Granbee! We zealously yearn for His brighter glory appearing! Thank you good friend and God bless.

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:40:38

      M and T, yes we certainly do hunger and thirst for that ultimate righteous day when He will come again in all power and great glory!

  7. writinggomer
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 03:47:49

    Freedom in the light, the light that is Christ. Good post Granbee.

  8. Sarah Baughman
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 04:53:41

    I agree with some others, Rose, you are mixing some styles and it has turned out well. I like the repetition– especially of “stream”– and the alliteration that really gives this piece rhythm. Plus, of course, the theme of hope! Sorry I have not commented on everything you’ve posted lately…you are writing faster than I can read. πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work.

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:43:46

      Sarah, after Lent, I will probably only be posting 4 days a week again. It’s just I made this committment to participate in this 7 day a week Lenten Journey! Anyway, thank you for your most helpful feedback here about the mixing of styles (successfully, you say!) and the repetitions, which give this piece rhythm. I had certainly hoped it would read to others this way! Bless you!

      • Sarah Baughman
        Mar 16, 2012 @ 06:19:14

        I think it’s a wonderful commitment! Kudos to you.

      • becca givens
        Mar 16, 2012 @ 14:19:07

        I am glad you are on this journey with us, granbee! It would not be the same without you and the sweet characters presented daily! They have so much to share, and in such a delightful manner!! πŸ™‚

        • granbee
          Mar 17, 2012 @ 01:31:01

          Thank you most heartily, dear Becca! And I don’t know what I would do without your wonderful Lenten Journey meditational haikus! Actually, I discovered this Lenten Journey through YOUR followship of it and your first post re:Lenten Journey! Blessings on you, all over the place!

  9. Indira
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 13:28:14

    Dear granbee I have nominated you for HUG Awards,for details please visit-


    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:44:53

      How very gracious you are, dear Indira! This HUG award is just the highest one I can think of here on WordPress! Thank you so very much! So pleased you are enjoying these posts!

  10. nightshade130
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 21:20:45

    Hello Lovely Lady,

    I just nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You are truly an inspiration to me and I want the whole world to know about you. Check it out at: http://nightshade130.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/the-beautiful-blogger-award/

    Stay Blessed my Friend!


    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:46:05

      Bless you, dear, dear Sherline! Thanks you for such a high honor. This inspiring blogger award is truly something to be proud of! I am so pleased my posts mean this much to you!

  11. becca givens
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 23:26:15

    We are so blessed to be part of the Chosen Ones … and the horrid way Christ suffered and died for us ONLY has to occur once and not repeatedly. Amazing – what the second coming will entail … how glorious!!β€œWhy,”breathed DragonyFly,”I heard of second smackdown glory foretold.”


  12. AJ Barlow
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 00:59:20

    Ooo these are super interesting, I will have to make sure to catch up on them all πŸ™‚

    • granbee
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 01:02:03

      A.J., try reading them aloud to your little one! These allegorcal fairytale type poems are for all ages. So pleased you joined us on this journey. I think you will enjoy catching up with the posts you have missed, as that will allow you to identify with all the characters more! Bless you and yours today!

  13. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 04:35:41

    Here’s to the brightest light Granbee.. and for us all to once again join in its glory! πŸ™‚ xx

  14. lscotthoughts
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 07:59:31

    β€œWhy,”breathed DragonyFly,”I heard of second smackdown glory foretold.” Rose, this last line is an awesome manner in which to tell of His coming a second time! Love it! I’m also behind on reading and yes, you are posting faster than I can keep up, too, but I’m slowly heading towards the finish line! Hugs!

    • granbee
      Mar 19, 2012 @ 21:52:13

      Lauren, thanks so much for affirming this particular line, which is one of my own personal favorites of this entire Lenten Journey section of our ongoing critterly journey! Do NOT feel badly about being slow to follow my posts: I have a dealine last Friday on a sample of a manuscript–and will require most of this week to catch up with all of you guys! Love ya, girl!

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