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The Road Home
by Sherry Castelluccio 
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When she met him she was just a girl in a shabby, worn out dress
Alone, forsaken, sin-stained- her life had been a mess
She called out in the darkness, her tears strangled in the dark
He came to her with open arms and healed her broken heart.
He dressed her in the finest white and dried her tear-stained face
No longer would she walk alone, she was covered in His grace

The years went by and time revealed the aging of her soul
Endless miles and uphill climbs had begun to take their toll
She walked a little slower, her back bent beneath the weight
Of all life’s cares and burdens, all the suffering and pain
Her eyes had lost their wonder, all youth had disappeared
Any trace of the girl she knew had vanished from her mirror

Though He never left her side, she began to walk alone
Ignoring His soft voice gently leading her toward home
More than once she found herself in an unfamiliar place
Distracted by the world, she wandered off and far away
Every time she called to Him, He answered and was there
Drying off her frightened tears, smoothing her tangled hair

Yet somehow, this was not enough; sin had scampered in;
Stealing what was once her Lord’s; she’d been captured once again
Only this time there was no way out, the damage had been done
It would take a mighty miracle for her to ever see the sun
Defiance met her at the door and pride was at her back
Every time she tried to run she was met with more attacks

In a heave of great frustration she warred against her foes
Digging from her cache of scripture and the words she used to know
Hoping faith would save her, she repented as she swung
Each crushing blow a reminder of the hights she’d fallen from
With new resolve she pressed harder, refusing to back down
God had made a promise- this cave can’t own her now

For what seemed like an eternity she continued in her quest
To fight for what she gave away; this was her greatest test
Just when it seemed all hope was lost and there was no escape
Her Savior reappeared; once again she would be saved!
One final, forceful crash of steel and the enemy was slain
She fell to the ground in true remorse; she would not do this again

He picked her up and gathered her into his loving arms
Carrying her far away from all that would bring harm
When it seemed that they were safe from any danger lurking near
He gently set her on her feet and whispered in her ear
“I know you think it’s easier at times to walk alone
You want your freedom and the right to make some choices on your own

And when the cares of life become too difficult to bear
You start to doubt the promise that I am always there
Instead of trusting and obeying, you think you have it figured out
Doing things your own way and going with the crowd
You’ve failed to trust my guidance and my faithful, loving hand
You gave the enemy an open door; he walked in and took command

She nodded her agreement as she wiped tears from her eyes
The truth he spoke was painful; she bowed her head and cried
“Lift up your head, my dear one.” His words were gentle and sincere
“I’ll not leave you in this cave alone; you have no need to fear
Let us walk into the sunlight-we still have far to go
Before we reach our journey’s end and rest in your new home”

She took her hand in his and vowed she’d never let it go
Even when life’s challenges would tempt her to do so
She knew at times she’d feel defeat and want to walk away
But after fighting that last battle she knew the cost was just too great
She looked into his deep blue eyes that spoke into her soul
And began the slow and steady walk down the road that leads to Home

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Mitzi Busby 17 Dec 2009
Wow! Incredible. Who hasn't felt like that tattered girl, all broken and worn by life's blows. We can all relate. I feel at times like I strive to follow Christ and am chased by the past pain. Still, when we rest in His arms, in the shadow of His wings, there is no better place.


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