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Topic: Paths (05/17/04)

TITLE: Mysteries Revealed
By Lynne Gaunt
05/20/04

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Upon reaching heaven
I was delighted to see
The mysteries of my life
Would be shown to me

I’d be able to view it
As my Father had
It would all make sense now
The thought made me glad

As together we watched
A gold path did appear
I saw branches and curves
And its meaning was clear

The path was my life
And the part that was golden
Was the plan God had made
Because I was chosen

The many branches and Y’s
Leading away
Marked decisions and choices
I’d made on my way

“How foolish,” I thought
“Those paths clearly were wrong!”
I’d been sure I was right
It was the same all along

My stubborn, selfish pride
Had taken strong hold
Leaving sorrow and pain
Grievous heartache untold

But as my gaze traced on
I began to see
My walk with the Savior
Made changes in me

More often than not
My path followed His now
I was learning and growing
My knees quick to bow

My yoke became lighter
As my Jesus would teach
Full of comfort and strength
And His hand within reach

Every time I had strayed
When my life missed the mark
My Redeemer was there
Bringing light to the dark

God had always been faithful
Although I had not
He had always been present
Though He hadn’t been sought

With His hand on my shoulder
I was never so blessed
“I’m so glad you’re here,”
He said, “Enter my rest.”


Member Comments
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Norma OGrady05/24/04
I enjoyed this poem!
Juanita Pittman-Brown05/24/04
Your poem has a lovely flow and meaning...I enjoyed it very much...I love poetry, and I can always seem to get lost in the beauty of words -- Your poem did that for me...Your words share the lovely fragrance of our Savior...
WENDY DECKER05/24/04
i really enjoyed this poem. it flowed so nicely and said so much.
Mary Elder-Criss05/25/04
Good flow, and I've been at the foolish Y's before as well. You need some punctuation inserted. I enjoyed the poem, though.
Leticia Caroccio05/26/04
I enjoyed your poem. It was a very smooth read and told a beautiful story. Nice job.
L.M. Lee05/26/04
How foolish,” I thought
“Those paths clearly were wrong!”
I’d been sure I was right
It was the same all along


really liked this line... I wonder how many of my paths will be that way!
B Price05/26/04
enjoyed reading and I really like this line
He had always been present
Though He hadn’t been sought
so true.


Kenny Paul Clarkson05/26/04
Nicely written, Lynne. I admire those who have the gift of writing poetry.
Deborah Porter 05/27/04
Very good poem Lynn and such a lovely ending. Well done. With love, Deb
Phyllis Inniss 05/28/04
Great poem. I like the way you were able to look back at your life and see where you went wrong and how God let you enter His rest.