The heart once filled with bitterness
But purged by the Grace of God,
Cleansed, forgiven from hate, set free,
Such grace He cannot afford!
There is no price we can afford
To deserve or gain this grace.
Think of it, His life on display
His death too, that we may trace!
And feeling His heart collaborate
With Him in His selfless love,
But that is something we cannot duplicate
Not even in heaven above!
Face it, we have fallen short of His love
We missed ‘by a country mile,’
But in heaven we will look on His loving face
And be greeted by His smile!
Do not that beat all? His loving smile!
Condemned by sin, though He be,
Because of the cross and His Grace,
We are forever set free!
Do we realize what is involved here?
What we cannot deserve or gain,
The many sins that should damn us to hell
Were laid on Him, “The Lamb Slain.”
So what is your reaction? Collaborate!
Continue the work He has begun!
He is still working you know, and will until
Our work on earth is done!
Sam Cox 4.19.05