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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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Streaks of Tar

This poem is a reflection of the consequences of sin, and the only way sin can be overcome.

Streaks of Tar

My sin left streaks of tar behind—
The horrid marks which stained the world;
And all looks bleak—I’m scrubbing hard,
But still the darkness won’t come out…

I’m forced to bear the stains forever,
To wear their seal upon my heart;
In chains, a prayer is all I’ve got,
A last appeal to him who made me—

But as I see His open arms
And watch forgiveness run to me,
I’ve found the key to free my chains
Which lets me live in freedom now—

Forgiveness covered all the marks
I tried in vain to scrub away;
And then His love came raining down
To wash the stains till all was clean.


Anonymous Grace said...

That's a really great poem. I like the word pictures. It's an encouragement to read this right now because I've been trying to encourage a struggling friend. Thanks for sharing.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

Grace, I pray that you will be able to encourage your friend, and have the wisdom to know what to say.
You are welcome to share any of my poems with anyone you like, if you feel that they might be an inspiration to someone.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Marcie Marziali said...

Awesome gift of poetry you have, Ben! May the Lord continue to pour Himself through you to others in this way!
(marcie from lifestreamjourneys yahoo group)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

Thanks, Marcie!

1:57 PM  

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