“Father God, as this picture shows, this precious pig of Yours has done nothing wrong to deserve the cruelty inflicted on him or her on a factory farm. There is absolutely no shame that this precious of pig of Yours need feel; it is only the shame of the ones who are inflicting cruelty on him or her that need feel this. “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). As far as our own shame, Father God, let us go to The Tree where Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, waits for us and is more than willing to take our shame away. In fact, it is why You sent Your Son to us in the first place. Let us never turn our face away from Him, for You never turn Your Face away from us. If shame shows up, let us forgive, let us forgive, let us forgive. On a more personal note, I know it is me, Father God, who needs to forgive myself for all the shame I’ve carried and, if I’m being honest, I still carry most days. ‘Cause of Son’s Love, turn not Your Face from me, Father God. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Son’s Love Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in never I need carry shame and never turning my face away from Who forgives me this daily leavened [Jesus High on The Tree!] bread.”)
You turn your face away for fear of “seen.”
“Seen” in your shame is something you know well.
God tells you of shame, “I’m not One who’s mean.
I turn not my face away when you’re ‘fell.'”
My face falls away when I’m in my shame
which, if I’m being honest, is most days.
God says, “Stop that, Timothy! Your name
is My Love, your shame is never My Ways.”
“My God, My God, why Your Face turned away?”
asked Jesus. God replied, “My Son, My Son,
never I turn My Face from You! Their slay
of You to take their shame was too much ‘stun!’
At that moment, I was pained by The Tree.
‘Cause of Son’s Love, turn not your face from Me.”