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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Repeat (01/24/13)

TITLE: Again and Again
By Wesley Hesketh
01/25/13


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He hear my trumpets blowing
they are echoes in the winds.
They announce the arrival
of my greatest sins.

Then I ask forgiveness
believing what I say.
But I go on sinning
it happens everyday.

Repeating every word I say
they're bouncing off the wall.
Again and again I'm failing
how can He believe at all?

Running away I'm hiding
so He cannot see.
All of my stumbling
the retched fool that's me.

Yet I hear Him calling
whispering my name.
He says that He understands
forgives me just the same.

Again I stand before God
Jesus is by my side.
Confessing all that I've been
Tearing down my pride.

Jesus says, “this one's mine
he's covered with My blood.”
Then He puts His arms about me
shields me with His love.

This is that fatal something
that I don't understand.
I cannot shed the sin nature
that's born in every man.

He listens to the words I say
as I repeat them one by one.
Then says that I'm forgiven
that's why He gave His Son.

So I am rejoicing
forgiven in His eyes.
Coated with righteousness
He remembers all my tries.

I know it's not the stopping
I fail that every time.
For He looks within me
into this heart of mine.

He sees the love's that is mine.
That I give to Him.
He now guides the things I do
forgetting where I've been.

He's there listening to me
He hear my every strife.
He covers me with His wings
Giving back my life.

He is reaching for you.
For you He'll do the same.
He'll throw the biggest party
Cause He's glad you came.

He will always give to you
forgiveness you're asking for.
He gently pushes you along
he says, “go and sin no more.”


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Joanne Sher 02/02/13
Lovely piece, with beautiful reminders we all need. Enjoyed this. Thanks!
Camille (C D) Swanson 02/02/13
Awww...simply beautiful!
God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/13
I think you did a lovely job with this beautiful poem. I like how it starts from a place of darkness and despair but then quickly changes to light and hope once we realize we need Jesus in our hearts.
Judith Gayle Smith02/05/13
You have written my heart. Thank you . . .
Alicia Renkema02/07/13
I love the line where you say (paraphrasing)" I know it's not the stopping, I fail that every time but You look within and see this heart of mine." God is so amazing like that. It is just a good thing that we aren't God, harsh critics that we are. True repentance is important but He will bring us victory when we cling to Him. He know our true hearts and He is mindful that we are but dust... Thank you for this thoughtful piece.