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GENTLE DAWN OF RESURRECTION DAY


GENTLE DAWN OF RESURRECTION DAY

Love is the gentle anointing of his hands.
Pierced palms - like Elijah pressed upon
a youth with the balm of Gilead, except
the curtain’s torn - we’ve direct access
to the King of kings. A glorious morning!

2/27/2020

Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried
to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!”
The Lord heard Elijah’s cry.         1 Kings 17:21-22a NIV

Is there no balm of Gilead? Is there no physician there!
Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?
                                                      Jeremiah 8:22 NIV

There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole,
there is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.
                                             (traditional African-American spiritual)

From wikipedia: The “balm in Gilead” is a reference
from the Old Testament, but the lyrics of this spiritual refer
to the New Testament concept of salvation through Jesus Christ.
The Balm of Gilead is interpreted as a spiritual medicine
that is able to heal Israel (and sinners in general)





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