Good News for Weary Souls

Is your soul weary?
Is your chest heavy?
Is your head hung low?
Spare a moment for hope.

The bad news you already know,
We men and women of dust,
Find that life appears so dull.
What’s the purpose of it all?

It is when things are at their worst,
That thoughts appear so clear,
The heart will declare its intention,
If you dare to search therein.

What wickedness we are,
At the end you discover.
If you think this isn’t so,
Give it time and you’ll know.

What shall we ever do,
Is there hope for me and you?
This is the good news to weary souls-
That Christ died to give hope.

If in Him you do believe,
And His name you will confess,
Upon your heavy chest,
Will God impart holy righteousness.

This gracious gift from above,
A greater love I’ve never known.
To be satisfied at last,
To have a hope in Christ alone.

An eternal friendship,
Eternal life,
Eternal love,
Eternally secure, sealed by the dove.

So which one will it be,
Either choice is eternal.
To be separate from God forever,
Or untied by grace together.

Romans 10:8-13 NKJV

“But what does it say?  The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart  (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says,  Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For  whoever calls  on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

I wrote this poem with the intentions of making you think. That’s the beauty of poetry, to understand it you have to use your mind.

To be saved from sin and death, and the eternal consequence of hell you must first realize that you are in need of saving. Often it is not until you have tried to do good that you realize how much you need help to do so.

This is the good news to everyone. That Jesus, God’s own son, died and rose again paying the debt and consequence of sin and imputes eternal life to any who would ask for it. But to ask means you admit the need, admit that Christ was worthy to pay the sacrifice of sin, and that He was the only one who could (God Himself).

My prayer for you is that if you don’t know for sure if you have eternal salvation from the consequences of sin then that would change in these next few moments. You don’t need special words. You just need an honest agreement with God that you’re in the wrong and only can be in the right through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

This will require you to change directions. It won’t mean you will never sin again, but does mean you’re willing.

© 2012, Matt Camphuis all rights reserved.

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