Jesus gives us the courage to admit we are sinners
by Lance Crumley
What is wrong with this clock?
It goes around and makes a sound,
something is wrong with this clock!
The dime goes in…
I should be told the time…
I paid the money, did the work.
something is still wrong with the clock.
I’ve pondered a lot,
life is not what I thought.
It’s not the maker or the clock.
I cannot see,
blinded by the sin that covers this clock.
In recognition of the sin,
that’s the path to see the clock.
through the sin I see the clock!
It’s hard to hear a whisper-
when the soul is cluttered with sin
I recognize the sin was my first step
I still hear the Bell.
Addendum from Lance 12//13/17:
For dawn to come,
the night must fall.
On this cold tile floor, the tomb is sealed with despair and loneliness.
Empty…I have become!
Broken, beaten beyond human repair.
Drawn to the syringe or the gun.
Consumed in the tears, the pain of a shattered soul.
I cannot free myself, from my prison of one.
A life of ruin, at the end of the road.
A whisper of long ago. I remember…
In a desperate moment, a plea from the dark.
If you ARE, hear my cry.
In a moment of grace…
A new direction to follow.
A new road.
A new journey.
A new design of living.
Designed by the Father,
Building done by the Carpenter.
A life of darkness revealed by the Light.
For one to be found, one must first be lost.
Joy! Joy! Joy!
For Advent devotions this year, we are using Pastor Tim Keller’s themes in his new book Hidden Christmas