I Am Yours, Save Me

The other day, I found myself watching, or rather, re-watching, the movie “Luther“. I must say, it truly inspired me in my faith and made me think about some things I have not thought about for quite some time.

In one scene, Martin Luther is being tormented by his own doubts and fears, as well as the accusation of the Devil. He cries out from his despair, with desire for a God who is merciful, a God who loves, and who he can love. His spiritual father places a cross in Martin’s hands and says “Bind yourself to Christ and you will know God‘s love. Say to Him, I am Yours, save me.” From that point forward, Luther’s life revolved around that very thought. In the darkest times of his journey, when all the world seemed to hate him, he turned to the One he knew would always love him.

As I watched and tears welled up in my eyes, I heard these verses ringing through the corners of my memory:

Ephesians 2 

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

and  

Hebrews 4 

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[f] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

I hope that this will encourage someone else out there. Seek Him, He will not fail you.

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Psalm of A Mortal Moth… By Toni L.A. Cross

Like a moth

Drawn to the light

I find myself

Wooed by a Flame

Close and closer

I soar near

Until I catch afire

Tiny flying tinder am I

Consume the powder

Of these earthly wings

Render me dust

Til I am truly free

Ruin me for all but You and Yours…

My only fear

                            Is

                                    the night

                                                          without

                                                                                  the Son

— Rescue — Written on 3/3/10 by Toni L.A. Cross

Restore my shattered soul
Enlighten my darkened spirit
Sift through the pieces and make me whole
Cast down these walls ’round about
Unleash my being to its true role
Echoes of forgiveness flood this heart