Sunday, December 22, 2019

This Is Personal (No Matter Who We Are)

 No matter who we are His gift/gifts are free...

No matter who we are or where; How smart or philosophical
Or poor in what the world deems rich or true or intellectual
The common ground we share is found not in survival’s rigmarole
But in the Bible-truth by He who breathed in man a living soul

Whether we are a super-star or obscure as a grain of sand
Or activist or pacifist or fist tight-clenched or outstretched hand
We all must choose who we will serve before that final Door we brave
Because we cannot thwart the One who will escort us through the grave

The Ultimate for all of us resides beyond what we can prove
The Evidence of faith must first put on The Greatest of These; love
Therefore no matter who we are, we all stand out in Mercy’s crowd

No one is righteous save through Him and only Him (lest we forget)
Foolish to bicker or quibble where Opinion may disagree
Better to pray and guard that which outlives this brief mortality

…because no matter who we are we all will stand before the Lord
To give account; no one left out, He gives both rich and poor His Word
Where Truth is universal; no one the exception to the rule
His law is love, his judgments pure, His commands grievous to the fool

My dear, the common ground we share lies beyond time’s four-season sieve
Naked we came into this world and naked everyone will leave
For flesh and blood cannot inherit that which faith in Christ reserves
When then, no matter who we are, our Soul receives what Choice deserves

© Janet Martin


1 Peter 1:3-5
 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 
By His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope
 through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
 reserved in heaven for you, 
who through faith are shielded by God’s power 
for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

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