That which was from the beginning,
As life existed in the Word;
And humans had started sinning,
For what we have seen and have heard.
We observe and also touch,
As this life to us has revealed;
Knowing that His love is so much,
More than we are able to yield.
Perfection in which we have seen,
And we can testify about;
Because what is now and has been,
That could never leave any doubt.
We bear witness also declare,
Eternal life from the Father;
A relationship that we share,
With Jesus as our Brother.
Because these items that I write,
That our joy may be made full;
As we remain within His light,
Letting His perfection rule.
I tell you that God is pure light,
Without any darkness at all;
As perfected as it is bright,
Will never be letting you fall.
If we say we have fellowship,
With the Lord but walk in the dark;
We are lying and we will trip,
Wherever that we may embark.
If we say that we have no sin,
Just ourselves that we deceive;
And we have not the discipline,
With the truth that we can believe.
If we regret as we confess,
Of the actions that we have done;
God is compassionate will bless,
To forgive because of His Son.
For if we say we never sin,
We would turn God into a liar;
And do not have the discipline,
That would keep us from the fire.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer