Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Hellish Thought!

 Imagine if we had to plead our case
Before Almighty God
and prove that we deserved the pardon
Purchased through Jesus' shed blood
Imagine if He never said
Imagine if Mercy was dead
what dread each hell-bound day would be

I faded in and out of an old black and white movie yesterday while trying to sleep off a fever...
In the movie You Can't Take It With You a tenant who was about to be evicted
by a greedy business tycoon/landlord came to plead for mercy
but as he stood before the wealthy landlord the trembling man was speechless.
When his landlord roared 'what do you want?!" the man replied
 'I came to ask for mercy but now I can't think of a single reason why I deserve it!'



Imagine if this was the day
God took his mercy-gifts away
And we would wake to realize
There was no Ear for human cries
No light to wake the day with gold
No promise of a Hand to hold
No death-defeated glory-goal
No hope for man’s undying soul
No Love, for God is love, and He
Through Mercy, loves us faithfully
(for if we had to plead our case
Not one could merit Mercy’s grace)
Because all of us know full well
Without mercy, we deserve hell
The heart, desperately wicked, yes
Full of deceit and selfishness
And no one yet has walked this earth
Who was redeemed by one’s own worth
Oh, if the love of God withdrew
The Mercy that saves me and you
What awful dread each day would be
Exercised in futility
Imagine if this was the day
God took redemption’s seal away
Imagine if, for just an hour
God turned His back, withheld His Pow’r
Imagine if we could not wake
And after we had ceased to shake
All we could do is scream and scream
Because it was not ‘just a dream’

Imagine it; then does it stir
Thankfulness meeker and humbler
And does it make us overjoyed
To think on Mercy, never void
To help us do the best we can
To love God first, then fellowman


© Janet Martin


But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. 
It is by grace you have been saved!
Eph.2:4-5

Because of Mercy I can sing this song at the top of my lungs!

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