Christus Victor

Christus Victor

Deborah Beach Giordano
© January 29, 2010

Perhaps
the time has come
to reclaim our faith
in the victorious Christ.

The one
whose presence
shines down upon us
in medieval churches.

Adorned in
radiant armor
and accompanied by
his majestic steed

He looks forward
with steely-eyed confidence,
ready to face
whatever may come.

A knight in shining armor:
fearless, fierce,
implacable, invincible;
a force to be reckoned with.

Self-assured,
not aggressive;
never one to strike
the first blow —

but neither will he
duck and cover
or call for a retreat
when times get tough.

Perhaps, in our longing for
a loving Lord
we’ve overlooked
the faithful fighter;

the persistent
unfailing
powerhouse
of strength and will

who stands beside us
at all times —
whose unflagging courage
sustains our own.

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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