Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The old is gone

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light" Esp 5v8(NKJ)

Once we walked as if our lives were our own,
Once we lived for ourselves and our own gain,
Once we knew nothing of God's mercy and Grace,
Once we cared little for others and only for self.

Once we got drunk, swore and got angry,
Once we said hurtful and harmful things to others,
Once we were shameful in the things that we watched,
Once we told lies, stole and wanted what was not ours.

These are the things we used to be, or are they?
Should we strive to not be our former self?
Yet so often self takes over.
Should we not know better, now we know Christ?

Should we not learn from our past mistakes?
Should we care more for others than ourselves?
Should our mouths now have been tamed?
Is it not time we stop playing with sin?

For you were once in darkness,
But now you are light in the Lord,
Walk as children of light,
By command of your Saviour, Redeemer and Friend.

Lorna Holden

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