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The Image

The War Cry Christmas poem by Nigel Bovey 

ON virgin canvas,
Void and blank,
God dusts the world in dawning light,
Impresses his image,
Expresses himself,
Through every fibre,
Every pigment of his imagination:
The mark of his creation.

The image mirages,
By human design,
Slashed and trashed,
Spurned and burned,
Through lack of focus,
Loss of perspective,
False imaginings,
Selfish recreation.

Tracing a line
From eternity to here,
Invisible no more,
The image takes elemental form –
Flesh and blood,
Matter and mind,
Grace and truth –
And models new creation.

Iconic image –
The Cross –
A work of heart;
God’s act of restoration
For all time
Through all eternity
Bearing the cost
Of human miscreation.

A new perspective
Opens wide,
The master’s peace on offer
Without reserve,
With open hands,
For open hearts
Who picture themselves
As works of re-creation.

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