HAND IN HAND
2 Corinthians 6:10
Can joy and sorrow walking be agreed?
Two poles opposed in mood, in feel, in key;
How vast the distance seeming ‘tween each creed—
One mourning, cries, th’other rejoicingly.
Look close at Christ in death, in life up-raised,
In Him we see the paradox hold hands;
While sadly bearing sin to death His gaze
Is fixed upon the vict’ry He withstands.
The suffering we bear is really His,
Communing with His grief, relief deploys;
Co-yoked, He takes the weight of all that is
So sorrow’s coin obversely spins to joy’s.
“As sorrowful, rejoicing yet always;”
Our scars, like His, bejewel eternal days.
by Kristen Sykes