Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LESSON LEARNED: SIN Is Not My Friend!






Hands Down
The Most Interesting
Entertaining
Solicitous
Engaging
Open "Friend"
I Have Ever Had
On The Journey
Along The Street Of Life
Is Sin!

I Kid You Not!

Sin Was The Jolliest
Most Adventurous
Daredevil
Up-For-Kicks Acquaintance
That I Have Ever Had!

No Suggestion Was Considered 
Too Bland Or
To Boring
Because Sin Put His Spin On Everything
AND
Life Then Became
GRAND!

I Had New Hills To Climb!
I Had New Balls To Bounce!
I Had New Rocks To Roll!
I Had New Thrills From Which To Get Spills!

I Had
Newer!
Bigger!
Better!
Boundaries To Breach!

I Had More Gains From The Many Pains!

There Was Never The Same Thrill
Never The Same Store
Just More and More ...!

UNTIL ...

My Mind Started
Asking
Asking
Asking Why?
What For?
What's Right?
AND
Saying:

                                               That's Wrong!                             No!
                      Don't!
                                                                               Stop!
      Stand Still!
                                         Run Away!
                                                                                                God Sees You!
                   Haven't You Yet Had Your Fill?



THEN ...

The Day Came
When Fun Sin
Wasn't Funny Any More
AND
Doing Wrong No Longer Made Me Feel Strong
AND
I Hated
Hated
Hated What I Had Become
Because ...!

Because Why?!

Because Loving The Wrong Is Not You!

You Don't Belong
With That Crew
That Lives In The Loo
Besmirched
Branded
Waiting For The Death Plane ...
Which Is Coming In For A Landing!

BUT ...

No!



This Child Is Mine!



Come, Child!

Say Your Prayers!
You Know My Name!
Call On Me, Now!
I AM Your Way Of Escape!



Suddenly ...

I Really See
That Sin Is Not My Friend
BUT
A Fiend
AND
The Enemy
Of Anything Desiring 
By Jesus Christ
To Be Made Clean!

Lord Jesus!

It's Me!
I Have Need Of You!
Help Me, I Pray!
I Can't Last Another Day!"


AND ...

That Is When
The Blinders Fell Off
AND
I Tore Off The Black With Sin Cloth
AND
Spit Out Sin's Once Pleasant 
Soul-Tickling Bubbles And Bewitching Froth!



Satan's Sin Is No Man's Friend!

Christ's Salvation
Is
FREE
From The Friend To The End!

Doing Wrong Needs No Effort
BUT
Doing The Right
Requires
Making
Conscious Decision!