I came to you and called your name.
I whispered it in love.
It echoed through the tempestuous storms,
And shook the powers above.
In darkest dark I laid for you,
an armour – strength a glow.
A perfect fit, redemption’s glove,
That threatened powers below.
A belt so strong and full of truth.
To keep everything in place.
And on which to hang your sword and shield,
As you fight to win the race.
A breastplate strong of purest gold,
To guard your very heart.
The righteousness I give to you,
As your journey you now start.
The swiftest shoes sewn so true.
To grip and yet release.
The firmest stance, the swiftest flight.
Through the gospel of my peace.
The strongest shield, I give to you,
Against fiery darts that fly.
And though they fail and lay to waste,
On and on they’ll try.
A helmet, imperishable, snug and strong,
To place upon your head.
So you may never have to keep,
Your place amongst the dead.
A sword that’s tempered with my love,
To wield at my bequest.
So sharp and strong and yet so free,
That from it you’ll need no rest.
So will you take this armour true,
And wear it like a glove?
And fight the fight of destiny,
Under the banner of my love?
© Kevin A. Deane 2010
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I wrote this poem this morning. It is based on Ephesians 6:10-end (NIV) I hope it blesses you.