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In the Darkness

                                              In the Darkness

In the darkness, I have roamed with unseen obstacles in my path. Some I have stumbled over and some have knocked me down. Some have taunted me and put fear in my heart. Some have led me astray and others have blinded my eyes. Some whisper lunacy in my ears while others have tempted me to delve in sin. Some have wounded me with words and some have mocked my innocence. 

I have walked in the iniquity of sin, dabbled in the delights of desire. I have sinned and lost my innocence and have walked the road to hell. I have felt the caress of love upon my cheek but brushed it away. I have seen the glories of God’s creation but have littered upon the land. I have heard the sweet whisper of hope in my ears but have closed them to the voice of reason. 

I have reached out my hand and then withdrew it. I have opened my heart then pierced it with the shaft of unbelief. I have shown kindness then replaced with cruelty. I have given love then I have turned away. I have sinned and ask for forgiveness then sinned yet the same sin again. I have praised and worshipped then I have fallen from grace. I have done all these things yet my heart still belongs to you God. 

I know not perfection for I am imperfect. I know not loyalty for I am disloyal. I know not beauty for I am plain and I know not freedom for I am bound. I do know the father for he created me and the son for he saved me and the spirit for the spirit loved me and though I am led astray I look to the light to guide me home. 

The light has guided me from the darkness and lit the path before me. It has removed my bonds and made me free. It has blotted out that which would blind me and led me to kneel before the throne. It has caressed my face with the
allure of hope and has given me the strength to resist the desires of sin. I look to the heavens and see the light of a great city radiant with love and peace and God I see your hands reaching out for me. 

Father please forgive me for I have sinned. Please have mercy upon me for I know it is not your desire that I shall perish in the fire. Let me serve you for you
are the guiding light and the father of my savior and the giver of life. Lord wash away the dust of sin that has littered my soul and cleanse it with your holy fire for I am yours forevermore, Amen.

Terry Burns

Copyright © Terry Burns | Year Posted 2016


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