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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Embarrassment (01/12/12)

TITLE: I Forgive You Today
By wendell brown
01/18/12


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It was truly more than a chance meeting,
It was something that needed not to be.
But today I heard a voice call out to me,
When through my tears I could not see.

I had truly become an embarrassment,
Not a single promise could I really keep.
And while the guilt of sin embraced me,
I found this night I could no longer sleep.

I was blinded by sinís running essence,
With my faith now as low as it could be.
I was drowning in my continued sadness,
Wanting this hopeless feeling to fade away.

If I could only lift myself from the ground,
And by my own strength again stand tall.
But by my own selfishness I was powerless,
No longer in my life having any hope at all.

I could not even see a foot in front of me,
And the pressure inside was very crushing.
A dread feeling I now felt embracing me,
While away from me my life was rushing.

My once strong heart seemed about to topple,
But will I now turn and answer the call?
As I heard the voice once again call my name,
Saying come to me and youíll no longer fall.

But at that moment I still felt so worthless,
As I turned to where I heard the voice come from.
And in a down pour of my souls crushing guilt,
By his mercy and grace was my salvation won.

I wondered why He never gave up on me,
Why from me he never turned away,
For many times I turned away from his call,
Never deserving of his holy mercy today.

My Lord I am not worthy to come to you,
As I am an embarrassment in every way.
And as I spoke I felt his arms embrace me,
Saying yes my son, but I forgive you today.


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Verna Mull 01/19/12
Oh, how this poem speaks to many in the struggles of life. Sometimes we go through a lot more trials when we do not learn to lean on the Solver of our problems. Good job.
Camille (C D) Swanson 01/19/12
This will touch everyone who reads this. Fabulous job.

I thought this was simply beautiful; the entire message, and the poem. Powerful and will remain with me long after I close down my computer.

Good job. God Bless~
Brenda Rice 01/22/12
Well done. Haven't we all felt like an embarrassment to the Lord. But,He is always faithful to forgive.
Thanks for sharing.
Brenda Rice 01/22/12
Well done. Haven't we all felt like an embarrassment to the Lord. But,He is always faithful to forgive.
Thanks for sharing.
Brenda Rice 01/22/12
Linda Goergen01/23/12
Having the eyes to see and the sense to be embarrassed and ashamed before Him, is the beginning of wisdom. Great poem!
Ruth Tredway01/23/12
The journey from shame before the Lord to knowing his unconditional love is worth it all - and you expressed it well.