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Down Comes Before Up
by Margaret Kearley 
04/16/09
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Down comes before Up


Down, into the deep dark soil
A single seed is sown.
Down, into the darkest deeps
It faces death alone.
Down, away from human eye
And all the light of earth
Down, it dies and doing so
There springs forth light and birth.

Up, the healthy shoots begin
To surge towards the light.
Up, they rise in growing strength
Against the darkness fight.
Up, they break through earthís dark crust
And there they testify,
That life abundant always springs
From those prepared to die.


Down, into this sinful world
The Word became a Man.
Down, to clothe Himself in flesh
And enter timeís short span.
Down, His sinless, purest life
Was put to death for me,
Down, He carried sin, guilt, shame,
So sinners could go free.

Up, He rose on Easter Day
The stone away was rolled.
Up, no longer in the tomb,
Death could not keep its hold.
Up, in Resurrection Power
The victory now won,
Up, to Heaven, alive He reigns,
Godís own beloved Son.


Down, Iím crucified with Christ
And He now lives in me.
Down, Iíd lay sinís strong desires
For more like Him Iíd be.
Down, I kneel before Him
Surrendering my all.
Down, Iíd still all clamour
To hear His every call.

Up, Iíll rise to serve Him
And give to Him each day.
Up, Iíll lift desires and needs,
ĎLord, Teach me how to pray.í
Up, and out, and round-a-bout,
Whateverís in my Ďcupí,
I want my life to shine for Him
So others can look up.



Down, I live a pilgrim
For a short time here on earth.
Down, I know Godís mercies every day,
Right from my birth.
Down, only here, tell others
Of God, who sent His Son.
Down to plead, and down to pray,
So sinners might be won.

Up, one day, to meet Him
And look upon His face.
Up in love, to thank Him
For dying in my place.
Up, to live for ever
In the City of the King,
Up to sing eternal praise
To Jesus Christ my King.




If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Elizabeth Cain 01 Jun 2010
Lovely analogy, and how true it is. Before we can go up, we need to grow from where we are planted down in the dirt. Down in the cold and dark of the earth where we draw power from the sunlight, the sunlight we are unable to see. Down we stay in the darkness, until we become what we were meant to be. Up we finally go, becoming a flower in God's garden. Where we can see the full light of God's love. Sorry. I was inspired! ;)




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