Saturday, December 26, 2015

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: The New Beginning!






I was In Distress and
I was a Royal Mess
So ... I Called On The Savior
And I Simply Confessed
To Walking In My Own Way
Ignoring The Signs
On The Path Of Destruction
On The Road Marked:

"My Life Is Mine!"


BUT ... Before THAT Moment

IT WAS LIKE THIS:


I Asked Myself ...


Why Should I Listen
To HIM
Whom My Eye Cannot See
When All Those Around Me
Were Happy and Hale
And Vainly Hearty!

The Voice Calling My Name
Wanted Me To Turn Around
To Walk On The Road Called "Denial!"
Where There Was No Bacchanal nor
Funny Fun Song Sounds!

I Liked Fun
And Funny
And Party
And Dance
And ... In A Pinch
I Wouldn't Have Minded A Little Trance
BUT ... NO!

He Said:

No!
You Must Not!
Know That's Not The Way
To The Land Of Redemption
Go Narrow!
Get Off The Broad Way!

I Hesitated ...

And He Said:


Narrow Is Rocky
Hilly
Tough and A Pain
BUT
Survive To The End
AND
There You Will Find Great Gain
BUT
If You Stay On Broad Way
Where All Is Bright Smooth
You'd Better Believe Me
Your Life You Will Lose
FOR
Broadway Has No Character
Upon Which To Build Good
For Broad Way Is Where
There Is No Saving Blood!
You Won't Your Spirit-Building Character
Exercise Or Good Feed
For Broad Way Is A Devil Horse
Noted For Deft Speed
To Perdition!

Yes!
Hellbent!
Twisted Out Of Good Shape
Re-Formed By The Master
Of Deception
The Great Devil
Old Satan The Liar
The Lease-Master Himself
Who Writes His Own Contracts
Always Only Benefiting Himself!

No Good Something For Something Else Good!

No Mutual Benefit!
No Assured Dividends!
Those Contracts from Satan
Have Only One Clear Marked Ending:

Death To The Promisor!
Death To The Promisee, Too!
Death To All Intended and Incidental Beneficiaries!

"Is That What You Really Want 
To Do and Be A Party To!?!"

I Still Hesitated
So ... He Gently Urged Me:

Walk With Me, My Dear Child!
Walk With Me In Truth!
Walk With Me - I AM Faithful!
Walk With Me for I AM Truth
Personified
Particular
Positive
Plain
Beginning and Ending
And Your Living In Me
Won't Ever Be In Vain!

Trust Me As Master!

Trust Me As Lord!
Trust Me To Carry You
Home To The Great Reward
Where All Who Are Faithful
To Me The Blessed Friend
Will Share All My Provisions
For All Eternity
With No End!

My Heart Leaped  
And It Was Then That I heard Him Say ...



Come Unto To Me

For 

I AM 

Your Savior
Protector
Provider
Redeemer
Loving Master
Gentle Shepherd
Almighty God
AND
Holy Lord!


AND ... That 
Is When I Arrived At ... The Beginning!