Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Cleared Vision

To walk by faith in the path of sacrificial love seems foolish to those who are on the outside. But once you have stepped on to it, your vision is cleared and it is obvious that life only has value when it is spent following Christ.

Cleared Vision

I looked across the narrow path
And saw it barred with walls of thorns;
Enveloped in a fog of doubts
It seemed so dismal and forlorn—

I heard so many fearful tales
Of broken hearts and sacrifice
And I was thankful I could see
So clearly through religious lies;

But them a voice called out to me
To dare the path with all its pain;
I recognized a Savior
Who walked the path, my heart to claim—

I stepped upon the path in faith,
And suddenly my vision cleared;
The thorns are nothing to the joy
Of walking with my Savior here…

To die to self seemed foolishness
When I once stood among the “wise”,
But love has helped me truly see
It’s selfishness that’s full of lies,

To take the cross will hurt a while,
Like seeds that fall in dirt and die;
But when love’s harvest time has come,
We’ll reap the fruit that gold can’t buy!

2 Comments:

Blogger mm said...

Ben you never cease to challenge one with maturity and wisdom in poetry!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

Thank you, Sarah. That is a compliment that I don't know if I can live up to, but I am honored by your confidence! :-)

Blessings,

Ben

10:59 PM  

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