That honest quests for gospel truth,
Elude the soul like endless youth.
A single taste – forbidden fruit –
Deception has become our suit.
With one small act mankind did fall,
And since that time we’ve sought to stall.
We’ve learned to hide or point the blame,
To bury guilt and stifle shame.
In pride we choose not to forgive,
And so in bitterness we live.
So slowly we begin to wilt,
And toward a world of darkness tilt.
Our focus shifts from love to sin;
We find ourselves in a tailspin.
It’s time we open up our eyes,
Or risk our ultimate demise.
The heavy burden we do bear,
Has brought nothing but our despair.
So why not choose to lay it down,
Before the One who wears the crown?
He sits upon the throne each day,
And longs for us to come His way.
What I’m Reading:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.