Monday, November 22, 2010

In the Grip of God

A burning and deluding passion inside
Cracked the innocence of mankind,
They cover their bodies with leaves and twigs
Their sins shadowed by the false righteousness they sing.

They who were beautifully and wonderfully made
Hid in seclusion. The light and vigor fade
Wholly, unduly,
into darkness.

he twisted like the serpent --
Although cunning and independent,
The purpose of life he yearned,
Is not in the darkness, he learned.

his emptiness, hunger and thirst
were left unquenched like a curse.
“Lord, Lord,” he cried out
From darkness, he wanted out!

When he heard Jesus call his name
he faced Jesus with regret and shame
The door to his heart he unlocked,
Jesus reached out and welcomed him back.

he called Him Savior, he reached for His hand
he journeyed with Jesus to near and distant lands
From the darkness he left, the bondage of sin he escaped,
By the blood of Jesus, his eternal crimes were cleanly scraped.

Sometimes he fails to remember
That while on earth, he is still a sinner
Ready to be tempted and devoured
By Satan who is creeping around the corner.

Yes, he still sins and acts in folly and haste
And sometimes he even wanders in a “keep-off” miry place.
he realizes that even if his spirit is poor and weak
he can not escape from God's firm and loving grip.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8:38-39

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