Sunday, August 28, 2016

THE LONELY ROAD: Jesus Saves!





I Walked Along The Lonely Road
Accosted  On All Sides
But
As I Came To The Great Divide
I Heard The Gentle Voice Speaking
Saying:

Be Faithful
Walk Assuredly To Me!
Look Up
And
In Me Abide!


NOW ...

I Had Heard That Voice Often
Sometimes I Heeded
Sometimes ... I Did Not
But
In Retrospect
I Can Safely Say
That In The Heeding
I Carried No Worry
I Tell You
Not A Single Drop!

The Lonely Road
Had Been Lonely Indeed
Every Soul Along The Way
Was Concerned With Self
AND
Speed
For The Way Is Fraught With Danger
Distraction
AND
Disease
AND
Satan's Minions
Acting As Rabid Fleas
Dressed As Wayside Aides
In Beautiful Brocades
Dispensing
Multicolored Tartly Sweet
Free 
Refreshingly Cold
Lemonade!

Miscues
Misdirection
Myriad Miscellany
AND
Minutiae Of Own Way
Self-satisfaction
AND
Glorious Inaction
Are Found
If One Makes A Left Turn
To Walk On Broadway
BUT
Having Heard Of
The Love Of Jesus
AND
Desperately Wanting
To Get To Him
AND
Have Him Guide Me
To The Golden Way
I Stopped
AND
With All The Courage
A Lonely Soul Can Muster
I Said:

If You Are The Holy Jesus
Reveal Yourself To Me
And
I Will Follow You
Faithfully
Unto The End!

Suddenly ...

I Was Out Of The Darkness!
I Was Walking In Light!
My Heart Felt Of Heaven Enraptured!
My Faith Was Giving Me Sight!
My Steps Were There Enlivened!
I Was Walking As One Of Sin Free
AND
I Was Looking At Jesus' Face
AND
Holey
Holy Hands
Were Wholly
Comforting
Carrying Me!

I Will Not Say
That The Rest Of The Journey Is Uneventful
For That Would Be Telling The Untruth
For The Journey Is Not Yet Finished
AND
Satan and His Minions
Are
Very Much Walking About
Lively And Loose!

BUT ...

Jesus Christ, The Lord
Is
My Shepherd
My Help
My Hope
AND
My Stay
AND
I Urge You
When You Hear Him
Your Name Calling
Answer Him
AND
Let Him Direct Every Aspect
Of Your Life Story
On
The Lonely Way
Because ...

Jesus Saves!