We’ve spent the weekend with Jordy Dyck.
Jordy is a Youth Ministry Student at Ambrose University College. As we have seen this weekend, Jordy is also a very gifted writer. Specifically, in poetic word, writing personal psalms.
If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out Jordy’s previous 2 offerings from this weekend:
Here’s what Jordy had to say about today’s psalm.
“The third psalm is not a psalm of lament, but rather one of reorientation. Basically that means that it is a psalm written after a time of tribulation, in which perspective is restored to order, though never quite the same.
In short, a psalm of gratefulness, of renewed hope.“
Psalm #3: “Never Again“
My Lord, my Savior, you have rescued me from my agony,
When I was beyond the aid of anyone, you have saved me.
My soul cried out when my words were no more,
And your Spirit whispered to you the deepest longing of my heart.
When I was at the end of my strength,
The flames of death flickered at my heels,
The only hope left was the hope of the grave.
You were there in the darkness,
Your light penetrated the valley;
The depth of night was broken,
Dawn has begun and the terror of the night is no more.
You alone are sustenance for my soul,
I gorged myself on ashes,
I quenched my thirst with water from the ponds,
My hunger and my thirst grew ever greater.
You alone are worthy of pursuit,
Other paths will promise much
Other ways lead to nothing but emptiness,
The valley of the shadow of death is their destination.
Now I will once again praise your holy Name,
Your righteousness shall once again be exalted from my lips;
For your steadfast love did not let me go,
Though I bleat like a sheep and fled like a deer,
You never gave up on me
never abandoned me.
Never again will I see the world through my old eyes,
For you have replaced them with eyes that see;
Never again can I hear the world and not hear your voice,
For you have unblocked my ears, and now I hear;
Never again may I feel the world with my hands, and not feel your presence,
For the blood in my veins is the blood you shed;
Never again shall I understand the world around me with my old broken thinking,
For you have restored my mind to think anew,
To meditate on the word of life,
To purge the lies of the enemy.
For a child of God I am, safe and secure,
A son of the Lord Most High, to dwell in his home forever.
An heir to the throne, an heir to suffering;
Crowned with glory, for you have borne the crown of shame.
Your way is life; your way is love;
Your steadfast love endures forever.
What are your thoughts on this weekend’s guest posts by Jordy Dyck? How has his poetic psalm-writing impacted the past few days? What encouragement or suggestion would you like to leave for him?
Photo Credit: E. Glasgow, 30-01-2014, Facebook.com/Jordy.Dyck/Photos