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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Friendship (04/04/05)

TITLE: The King's Son and I
By Crista Darr
04/10/05


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Closer than a brother
Our souls are knit as one
Sharing love more wonderful
Than the love of a woman

Pleasant to me was your sacrifice
From the king requesting pardon
Choosing me above your father
Stepping down from your rightful throne

Presenting to me your robe
And your garments stripped away
Yielding your life’s position
At my feet your gifts were laid

Offering sword and bow
Thus abandoning self-defense
Exchanging your power for mine
Hiding in the secret place

Entering into covenant
You loved me as yourself
Greatly delighting in me
Laying down your life

The hills writhe in sorrow
My cries echo from the mountain
The king’s son has fallen
The mighty man is slain

The Lord be between us
And my descendants and yours
Eternal is the covenant
The steadfast mercies sure

Crippled by a fall
Just like Adam long ago
Mephibosheth your son
Dines with me forevermore

Jonathan, O Jonathan!
Glimpsing Calvary through you
The covenant of blood
All the prophets foreknew


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Leticia Caroccio04/11/05
What a friend we have in Jesus! Thank you for your glimpse into the wonderful details of His life and sacrifice.
Debbie OConnor04/11/05
Oh so beautiful! The love between Jonathan and David was indeed a beautiful foreshadowing of the love we share with Christ. And Jonathan laid down his life and his position for his friend, just like our savior did for us. I have spent considerable time studying David with others and I never saw Jonathan this way before. Thanks for drawing the veil back so I could understand God's message more clearly. Great work!
Cheri Hardaway 04/12/05
I completely agree with Debbie's comments; I have never seen Jonathan in this way before. My favorite line is: "Jonathan, O Jonathan! Glimpsing Calvary through you." What a beautiful way to draw the parallel - King Saul's son and David are a picture of God's Son and us. Thank you for sharing! God bless you, Cheri
DeAnna Brooks04/12/05
Like Cheri, my favorite line echoes still "Jonathan, O Jonathan!
Glimpsing Calvary through you
"
He layed it all aside. I don't think we fully grasp that yet, nor will we 'til we see Him face-to-face clothed in kingly attire ever His own. Laying down His weapons on my behalf.

Great job....
Delores Baber04/13/05
Wonderful! I have always loved the relationship between Jonathan and David but you brought out aspects of Christlikeness in Jonathan that I had never seen. Thank you for sharing your discernment and your gift.
Deborah Porter 04/18/05
Hello dear Crista. I probably won't get to do this every week, but I'll try to do it as often as I can. I really just wanted to let you know that "The King's Son and I" made it into the semi-finalist list for the Friendship Challenge. Be encouraged - you were right up there with the winners. With love, Deb (Challenge Co-ordinator)
Nancy Hardy04/21/05
Crista,

First off, I love your poem's title - great idea. Second, I, like everyone else, have been impacted to see this, earthly and spiritual brotherhood between these two men, in a new and glorious way. An exceptional poem penned with skill and tenderness. Lovely job, Nancy
Sally Hanan04/23/05
Well done Christa, you have woven much through these words.