Pain and suffering are all around
Where the love for God cannot be found.
People are drowning in oppression
No hope or salvation.

Mercy and forgiveness
Are their's for the taking;
But pride is overwhelming.
Lost in their own suffering.
No compassion for others.
Tormented by trying to be perfect.
Casting judgment on everyone in sight.
Never realizing they are not right.

God's love is for everyone.
If they could only see.
We all sin and fall short.
Perfect no one can be.
God sent His Son to shed His blood
For each and every one of us.

Just a sliver of faith can start a fire
To consume all the inequity.
Cutting away the fear and shame.
Opening the way to shed the pain.

Every seed sewn into the lost
Weakens the chains that have them bound.
Slowly they start to change without knowing why.
Dropping to their knees.
Crying out in pain.
Accepting Christ as Lord and Savior.
An old man has died and a new man is born.

Realizing for the first time
They are worthy and loved.
No strings attached and no bill to pay.
Jesus' blood paid the way.

Now they can live in a glorious light.
Walking with God day and night.
Learning His ways and seeking to fill His plans.
Soon they start telling their friends.

No good thing comes easy though.
Realizing there are still rocky roads.
God pours out blessings and favor; 
But we must choose to follow at His rate.

God's plan isn't magic or instant.
He wants us to be consistent and obedient.
When we fall it's ok.
Stay true in heart and repent.
Tomorrow is another day.
Thank God for Jesus and Salvation.

2 Corrinthians 5:17  (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, 
he is a new creature:old things are passed away;

behold, all things are become new.

God Bless!

Jeanie Hannah