>His Cup

>A Poem written by me, one of forty, during a forty day experience with the Holy Spirit in 2003.

Dare I drink from His cup
Can I match His sacrifice
Can I forsake myself
Will I give up my life

Dare I drink from His cup
As I walk through the desert
When my spirit is parched
Will I resist satan’s work

Dare I drink from His cup
Will I turn the other cheek
When I’m slapped in the face
Remain humble and meek

Dare I drink from His cup
Forever leave home
No place for my head
Always would I roam

Dare I drink from His cup
Will I go without sleep
Will I travel all night
With just the shoes on my feet

Dare I drink from His cup
Promise never to be tired
Always listening to the poor
In their woes heavily mired

Dare I drink from His cup
Will my heart be ever pure
Faithfully praying to my Father
In His love always sure

Dare I drink from His cup
And love the unlovely
Will I hold out my hand
Even if it is only me

Dare I drink from His cup
When hateful words are spoken
When everyone leaves me
Will my heart remain open

Dare I drink from His cup
Compassion will I show
When the needy come to me
With the seed will I sow

Dare I drink from His cup
When I’m pushed to the ground
As I am beaten and battered
And allow no wrath to come down

Dare I drink from His cup
Will I stand against the sea
And if I should anger
Calm the rage within me

Dare I drink from His cup
When my brothers turn away
Will I still yet rejoice
In each new day

Dare I drink from His cup
When the religious prevail
Will I still defend God’s way
Even unto the tearing of the veil

Dare I drink from His cup
As I gaze at the wood
Can I drop to my knees
Will I sweat drops of blood

Dare I drink from His cup
Will I hang on the cross
Can I look at my treasures
And gladly call it but loss

Dare I drink from His cup
Will I take it all in
Can I look a myself
All covered in sin

Dare I drink from His cup
Would I pay the price
Might I give it all up
Will I lay down my life

Dare I drink from the cup
As the darkness closes in
Can I still cry to the Father
Forgive them their sin!

Dare I drink from His cup
And descend into Hell
Could I take back the keys
Can I free those in jail

Dare I drink from His cup
No, this jouney I couldn’t make
But because of His promise
Of His cup I can partake

With Jesus’ hand steady upon mine
We will drink together
The Body and the Blood of Christ
From now and until forever

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