C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Faith is Risen Anew (Letting Go, Part 2)

Fearful and shaking, awaiting death’s call
Alone and cold, curled in a ball
Memories of family, thoughts of friends
Tears in the eyes, awaiting the end
Hope all but lost, faith fading from sight
Defeat is admitted – Yet – out from the light
A man stands looking, with his arms held out
The child hears their name, as the man cries out
Startled with unbelief, a dream it must be
A familiar face, comes before the child to see
My child I have found you, after seeking so long
Come unto me, so I may take you home
A groaning in the flesh, appeals it’s not true
But from the spirit comes belief, Faith is Risen Anew
The heart begins to patter, as a new born babe
Arms reach out to embrace, the one who’s come to save
Cold and hungry, thirsty and weak
The man lifts up the child, and kisses the cheek
“Take this bread, and water I give
It will nourish your soul, and let you live
Also this set, of new clean clothes
To replace your garment, that is full of holes”
Tears fill the child’s eyes, as the man just smiles
“Come with me now, we must travel many miles”
Carried by the man, all burdens are lifted
Entering his arms, they seem to be shifted
All the worries and pains of this life
Seemed to be gone, and vanish from sight
Not deserved, but greatly loved
The power of a friend, from up above
Mercy and grace, with longsuffering
Love came from heaven, to heal the unclean
Prayers are answered, salvation is claimed
The blind and deaf, are healed and changed
From the bonds of Satan, to the cross of Christ
Brought from the darkness, into the light
Family reunited, true friends revealed
A new understanding, that God’s Word is real
Never forgetting, from where they have come
To remind them forever, of what God has done



Royce Ogle said...


Grace and Peace,
Royce Ogle

Royce Ogle said...

Splinters of Silver is now in my blogroll at Grace Digest.

Thanks for stopping by.

Grace and Peace,
Royce Ogle

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.