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The Airbush is Heavy

It is heavy

and it haunts good gifts

with a tape measure

It nags the heart

about imperfections

It trains attention and

drains comprehension

of God's gift of grace

whipping the mind to

be vigilant about

honest blemishes

-- holes that the

Royal Father

perfectly finishes ⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Do you carry it with you?

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How much does it weigh?

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It lies to you and to them

suggesting that certain details

cannot be redeemed

by the finishing Creator

and His greatest sacrifice

when everything

without exception,

has ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Do you carry it with you?

What lie does it say?

Do you carry it with you?

How much does it weigh? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Does it paint the words that

leave your lips

and the stories you edit

at your fingertips

to hide needs that long to boast

of a Love whose strength

comes to weakness most? ⠀

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Do you carry it with you?

What lies does it say?

Do you carry it with you?

How much does it weigh?






But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 1 Corinthians 12:9

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