Reflection on Hebrews 4:12-16

Dec 07, 2023 by Leoma G Gilley, in INSIDE: Reflections

Naked and Exposed

We are naked and exposed

Before a holy God

Who knows our inner thoughts, desires;

Nothing hidden, all things bare.

He will hold us to account.


How can we endure

Such a probing accuracy?

We have hidden, secreted, justified,

Pretended now to no avail. We’re undone –

Guilty on all counts.

But wait! Can someone mediate?

O blessed Son of God

Who bled and died for me—the sinless—took my sin,

And now He pleads for me!

I who put Him on that cross.


Yet He comes in time of need

As I find no words to plead.

All He says is, “She is mine. For My sake, forgive her crime.

She is pure and holy now; she took my gift

And changed her sin for righteousness.”


How undeserved this gift of His

That I can stand before God’s holy face

And find not wrath, but welcome, full forgiveness, innocence.

A place, a home, a family!

O what joy; what grace!

©Leoma Gilley, 2021