Jesus or the Thief?

Who do you relate to
Jesus or the thief?
Before you start to answer
take a moment to debrief.

We’ve tried to take the high road,
compared to others not so bad,
so why do we feel guilty,
quick to anger, getting mad?

So we seek to earn a blessing,
we try with all our might
but we see we just can’t do it
we won’t ever get it right.

But being righteous isn’t effort,
it’s what’s been done for you;
and removing our imperfections
requires a mirror to see them through;

but when gazing at the mirror
it’s the thief that’s staring back
and he looks a whole lot like me,
all my features, all my cracks.

The mirror is the Bible
but it can’t remove the log,
only Jesus can remove it,
set us free and lifts the fog;

our healing’s for the asking,
just believing that He can
and trusting Him to do it,
He’s The Lion and The Lamb.

It’s His love that He deposits
and new eyes to help us see
in the twinkling of a moment
we’re reborn, forever free.

Like babies in a cradle
we’re brand new, can start again,
the Holy Spirit is our parent
He’ll be with us til the end;

and when God is living in you,
your purpose figured out
and you’re changing on the inside,
you’re a marvel, void of doubt!

Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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