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The Choice
by Glenn Washburn
04/17/11
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I stood at the edge of an abyss
Staring into a dark, hopeless nothingness;
To take another step meant certain death.
The whisper I had followed all my life
Spoke its poison into my soul,
"This is your path...to jump;
The only choice left to you."

Vile thoughts filled my mind,
Vile passions filled my flesh
With no one to condemn;
For it was my own actions...my own feet
That had led me here.

And then a still, small Voice
Like a ray of light piercing the thick darkness
With but one message:
"The choice is still yours."
In a voice born of a hope
I could not believe was still mine to yield
I raged in holy anger against the black whisper,

"You have ruled my days with darkness.
You have directed my steps with deceit.
I have given allegiance to your empty promises
With my thoughtless actions...but no more!
My heart belongs to Him who gave His heart for me.
My love belongs to Him who proved His love for me.
You may have ruled my days;
But my life belongs to Him.
You may have ruled my flesh;
But my soul is surrendered to Him.
Better to be the lowliest member of His household
Condemned to serve before His door forever,
Never to see the palace within;
Then to be a prince at your side."

And as I stood at the edge of that black nothingness
The whisper vanished
Replaced by a single, clear command:
"STEP FORWARD!"

Fear gripped me; but only for a moment
As a sudden, startling revelation flooded my mind,
"When you stand at the edge of all you know
And are about to step into the dark abyss of the unknown,
Faith is being sure one of two things will happen;
Either there will be something solid to stand on
Or you will find you are able to fly."

Fearfully but obediently I stepped forward.
And as His love flooded my heart
And the laughter of angels flooded my ears;
I began my journey across a bridge of light
And into Eternity!

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

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Joanne Sher  17 Apr 2011
Love the second-to-last stanza especially. Great reminders.




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