Hello all! I am sorry I have not been posting regularly; I have many things going on in my life. I will attempt to be slightly more consistent, but with school starting back up, who knows?
I am aware that the title of this post is slightly depressing. I mean, who wants to read about destruction and hopelessness? However, I think it’s important to be aware of the consequences of sin, so that we may better understand the wonderful thing which God has done for His elect in calling them to Himself, from rescuing us from the edge of the pit, so that we may no longer despair, so that we are free of sin’s thrall, and that we might be with Him in eternity. It is also important to understand that we do not achieve salvation of ourselves, as Paul writes in Ephesians 2:8-9, but it is God’s gift of grace and redemption, which is why my final poem is one of hope.
Upon the edge they stood about to fall. In desperation, I cried out, “Turn back!” Why did they not heed my fear-filled, loud call? Upon the edge they stood about to fall. Their hearts and minds in the evil one’s thrall. Knowledge of what was to come they did lack. Upon the edge they stood about to fall. In desperation, I cried out, “Turn back!”
Many walk without a hope, As through the darkest ways they grope. Some have little chance at all, While others may someday grow. Those not chosen have not a prayer, But of their hopelessness are unaware. They do not believe in man’s fall. Some not chosen profess to know, And they walk with backward tread, Who, thought alive, are truly dead. Another group lives in darkness' thrall. Their lives are broken; they are full of woe. They do not know God hears their cry, So in hopelessness, they heave a sigh.
Changed from within, God turned the light on, Here now because of the sacrifice of the Son. Old made new through Christ and Spirit reborn. Sent to minister throughout the land, Everywhere spreading the gospel at Christ’s command. Near to God, for all my curse has been borne.