A New Humanity

The battle is raging, will you take my hand?
Are you afraid? ‘Cause I know I am

“What will they gain?”                                  “What could you lose?”
“Life or Death!” The world makes us choose

“Live for your rights!”                                 “Die for the cause!”
When we cease to be human, all hope is lost

Jesus looks us in the eyes
“Life for life, that’s why I died.”

The battle is raging, will you take my hand?
Afraid together, can He help us stand?

“Life for life!” our Savior cries
“Will you look in each other’s eyes?”

He lifts bowed heads,                              He lowers proud eyes
Bringing us together with a look of surprise

His life for mine, my life for you!
Both made human, two hearts made new

Facing our common enemy,
Strongholds fall before shared dignity

The battle is raging, will you take my hand?
Built together in Christ, so together we’ll stand

© 2018 Jacqueline Tisthammer. All Rights Reserved.

See Ephesians 2:13-22, 6:10-12

Many thanks to Tony Gatewood
for his teaching on Cultural Dignity

6 thoughts on “A New Humanity

  1. Well written! Grateful for Tony as well.

    On Fri, Aug 24, 2018, 10:24 AM In Pursuit of More wrote:

    > Jacqueline Tisthammer posted: “The battle is raging, will you take my > hand? Are you afraid? ‘Cause I know I am “What will they gain?” > “What could you lose?” “Life or Death!” The world > makes us choose “Live for your rights!” ” >

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  2. Thank you so much for this. I was in a rough spot and this just helped to reaffirm that Jesus takes care of us and I really need to stop worrying about things I can’t control. Thank you again.

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