I Wept

Every journey has to begin with a first step;

mine was the day I recognized myself as a sinner and I wept.
I wept because I saw the filthy sin abiding in me;
I wept because I saw that Jesus desired to set me free.
I wept because Iíd never known unadulterated love;
I wept because I was being given an eternal home above.
I wept to wash away the filth by which Iíd once been stained;
I wept since recognizing the new status in life Iíd attained.
Attained not through any work Iíd ever done,
no I attained it because of that loving act of Godís own Son.
You see Jesus lovingly gave up His life for me,
so that I too could abide in Heaven throughout eternity.
I wept then for the joy that filled my soul,
and sometimes I weep when I think I may not reach the goal.
The goal my Heavenly Father had in mind as He created me,
the goal that He still intends to be my destiny.
The goal He pictured when He created the Great Master Plan,
the destiny he sees while molding me in His hand.
I weep when I neglect to surrender at the start of any new day,
because I realize I canít on my own live it His way.
I weep as I apologize for the mistakes I often make;
I weep when I accept the mercy offered for my sake.
I weep because Iím so blessed to know my Heavenly Savior,
and to have been forgiven my sinful behavior.
I weep for those who havenít had that opportunity yet,
as I ask God to help me their undivided attention to get.
To get their attention by sharing the salvation story,
so they too may choose to take part in Heavenís Glory.
Iíll weep once more as I enter Heavenís Gate,
as I see again all of my loved ones whoíve gone ahead to wait.
But the most heart-rending weeping Iíll ever do,
will be that first time Dear Jesus that I stand before You!
Rev. Paul Ciniraj, Salem Voice, Devalokam (P.O), Kottayam, Kerala-686038, INDIA.

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