Lent Devotions 2012: Thursday 22nd March

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6

ESCAPE FROM A DARKENED VALLEY

This valley of disgrace,
What is it we all choose to embrace?
Is it the fellowship with one another,
Breaking bread and drinking wine,
Worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ,
Who had victory on earth,
To save all our lives.

Or do we drown in that valley,
And only live our lives for our own demise?
Following our own footsteps,
And using the clouds to hide,
But knowing there’s a higher power,
But petrified of dedicating our own lives.

I once was that person,
And only cared for lies,
And deprived others of my love,
So my own cravings would suffice.

But one day I was seeking,
For an answer to the question of life,
And found myself asking the stars up in the sky;
But when I asked I found I received,
And through seeking I did find,
The answers were standing before my own deluded eyes.

There was a door,
And it’s one I had seen plenty of times before;
But I just walked past it,
And chose to ignore.

But this time I knocked,
Didn’t expect what I was to find;
A man with wide opened arms,
And an invitation to paradise.

He didn’t want no money,
Just for me to accept graciously;
And start to tell His truth,
Which only leads to being rewarded,
With eternal youth.

So what I ask you all;
Is when you’re looking for an answer,
Don’t deny what you find,
There is a God in heaven;
Don’t be stupid enough to think that you can hide,
Cause the day you don’t expect,
Will come and you’ll be left behind.

Amen.