Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What If?

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”   God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”

Exodus 3:13-14 

What if...

You hang on doubt and refuse to hear
the still small voice whispering in your ear;
the gentle call from womb to death
that tells of glory and blissful rest?

Your heart is hard and refuses to budge
when those who know Him tell of His love;
you turn your back with scorn and spite
from those who offer His glorious light?

What if...

You believe those who say it is not so;
there is no God to whom you can go
for relief and rest from toil and strife,
Who offers His peace and eternal life?

You build your life on things and self,
refusing the mighty hand of help'
until that day all men come to,
death stands at your side and summons you?

What if...

At that moment you suddenly see;
the question rises, "Could it be?
Have I been so blind and stubborn of heart
that now from mercy I must part?"

You now know that you were wrong;
all your life you refused the song
that swelled from heaven midst love divine,
that spoke the words, "Come, be Mine"?

And before the God you chose to deny,
you stand before Him, eye-to-eye,
with no one left to defend your cause,
exposed and naked, knowing your loss?

But, what if...

You choose just now, upon this day,
to seek the road and be shown the way
to mercy, forgiveness and boundless grace
that's written upon His beautiful face?

You come and meet the Great I AM
Who waits to take you by the hand
and bring you into His blessed fold
to give to you true life foretold?

And angels sing and saints rejoice,
"All glory is His!" they say with one voice.
"He's brought another who answered His call,
and made our God his all in all!"?

What if?

(© Karen L. Brahs, April 22, 2006) 

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