I want to do what a man can,
And You to do what a man cannot,
And do toGether what only a man with God can do;
For I am on your earth, and love my God,
And You are in your Heav'n, and love your man,
But I cannot and You will not do ought alone
I've been too long what You are not–
And be toGether what only a man in God can be;
For You, here on this earth Be came a man,
And I, tho' far from Heav'n, for Ever Am,
And He Who willed us wills us One to Ever Be.
I want to die as a man can–
For You arose as a man could not–
And live toGether as only the dead aLive can live;
For You, in Heaven died– for earth arose
And I, on earth, would die– for Heav'n arise
And share with all below what Heav'n alone can give.
© Stanley K. Brubaker 2011 (written 4-29-2011)
As I think about being at the "marriage supper of the Lamb" and being joined into eternal marriage with Jesus as part of His Bride, I think it would be irreverent not to be pondering just how much we can be like Him... joined to Him... alive in Him... and One with Him... even now.
But what are your thoughts? Does a poem like this seem too mystical, too deep, too out-of-touch from our everyday life? Or does it encourage you to think about what Jesus really wants from His relationship with us?