You were dead from trespass and sin,
Walking as the ways of this place;
With being corrupted within,
But still the Lord has shed His grace.
So now He did make you alive,
You are able to put your trust;
Since you now spiritually thrive,
Which is blocking human lust.
Lust of the flesh and of the mind,
As the heart drives the desires;
Since arrogance is not so kind,
It pursues till it acquires.
Your skeletons in your closet,
Holds all of your disobedience;
Secret sins that you deposit,
While banking on defiance.
But God is rich in giving grace,
Showing mercy and compassion;
Always as willing to embrace,
And in a forgiving fashion.
Mercy because of His great love,
If we are willing to confess;
Forgiveness will flow from above,
As He will continue to bless.
We were dead for our failures,
But now God has made us alive;
Because of Christ our Savior,
He could spiritually revive.
Out of His generosity,
From the bonds of sin we are free;
And have been given liberty,
In having the insight to see.
So through your faith you have been saved,
You had nothing to do with it;
But you are no longer enslaved,
Through salvation to inherit.
Since God made us for what we are,
As He created us in Christ;
Not a blemish or any scar,
And no longer to be enticed.
C Copyright © 2015 Richard Newton Sherrer