Friday, October 9, 2015



iron casting in a foundry  Chemical compounds mined carefully,
 Each atom and molecule declaring individuality.

When we are invited to say yes,
The combining of spirit and flesh.

The refining fire melting away elements of old patterns
Stretching, pouring, changing structure but not matter.

The mold maker intimately knows the form,
In the likeness of whom he has born,
But the basic compound from flesh our own.
The model maker impressing on metal, pushing into shape,
Once the process has started there is no escape.

Sculpted but no masterpiece to be the same,
His word used to guide the metal into frame.
Each time in obedience we say yes,
The melding of spirit and flesh.

Crafted to boldly display
All the attributes of the son, each in his own way.
Embracing truth, shedding impurities,
Flesh and spirit working in harmony.

The mold itself pounded out of perfect flesh
The spirit a deposit that he has not left.
The Glory of God allowed to shine through
The Glory of God Christ in you.

In metalworkingcasting involves pouring liquid metal into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowing it to cool and solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process.


  1. Dale!!!! This is a huge piece to the envelope. It is not just reaching in and pulling out who you are. It is reaching in and understanding what God has specifically given you and then when you become committed to Him, allowing Him to do just what you wrote. This is an awesome piece of writing. You have yourself an anthology!