Dying To Live

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    Dying To Live

    At first it seemed somewhat absurd

    This holy seed God calls His Word

    I'd read it till the break of dawn

    And think on where my world went wrong

     

    The answers came and went like snow

    Accumulating so I'd know

    The knowledge of each pure-white drift

    To-ward life's wholly perfect gift

     

    It humbled me to read such wisdom

    Unlike my old school catechism

    Where God was King and Mary Queen

    And Jesus just a child to wean

     

    Or almost dead nailed to a cross

    So we could stare and mourn His loss

    A single man who bore His fate

    For daring to transcend man's hate

     

    Yet as my heart awoke and saw

    That God and heaven filled my core

    A new dimension housed my soul

    God's one and only perfect goal

     

    Where tears and sorrow have no place

    To cultivate a saddened face

    Where darkness loses to the light

    And where there is no fear or night

     

    I fell and died within God's Spirit

    To never more reject and fear it

    For from then on my heart was His

    To serve and praise the way He is

     

    To share my faith with all who need

    To understand God's Holy seed

    Whereby the truth wins out at last

    When Jesus comes back to His past

     

    To bring true justice to the nations

    To end the need for blood libations

    To rule and make anew the Earth

    To keep His promise of rebirth

     

    And so I trust this quest so bold

    To comfort me as I grow old

    To teach me how to love and give

    And die to self so I can live

    Forever in heaven

     

    John Christopher

    OCT 2006

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