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The Rescue Part II

Victory Marc Swift

Marc Swift

    When it seemed hope was gone

and it was late,

    When all seemed pointless

and resigned to fate,

    Just when dark night

 was setting in

to stay…

                                                                                    is there still a way?


This can’t be

the end


my day.


There came

a light-hearted Dad,

himself newly Freed,


on purpose and

with determined speed,


Coming forth to rescue

his dear beloved son,


the wounds of the past

could be undone,

his life redeemed

with love

and the victory won.


                                                                                                   Marc Swift


There’s a battle to fight for the heart of the son.

Will his heart be locked captive by a wound or will his heart emerge with compassion to free the captives?

Are you going to help his heart emerge with compassion?

Are you going to let his heart stay wounded, become bitter, defeated and beaten, never knowing that it is awaited in a home of love by a father who cares?

Or will you come to rescue it?







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The Rescue Part I

Red Sky at Night Marc Swift

Red Sky at Night
Marc Swift

Once upon a Time,   

                                            I had a son.                                                 

He was bright and brilliant,

full of vigor and promise.

He was fiery and inventive.

He had so much enthusiasm that not only did his teachers have trouble containing it,

he had trouble containing it.

He lit up the whole classroom.

Yet, like all  true epics and fairytales,

there was an enemy that wounded him

early in his childhood,

robbing his innocence,

hoping to thwart his trust,

dull his passion for life,

and steal that heritage

to which he was an heir.

For years

he suffered life tormented,


with potential prevented,


                                                 for meaning

                                                                                                                         and love

and care.

When it seemed hope was gone

and it was late,

When all seemed pointless

and resigned to ‘fate’

just when dark night

was setting in

                                                                                                        to stay…


Marc Swift

I sank beneath the waves, and death was very near.

The waters closed above me, the seaweed wrapped itself around my head.

I went down to the ocean floor.

I was locked out of life and imprisoned in the land of death.

But, O Lord my God, you have snatched me from the yawning jaws of death.

Jonah, in the ancient scriptures.



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