I have not become discouraged,
Since God has given me this gift;
Through His grace I am encouraged,
How much it can really uplift.
I refuse to use shameful ways,
And no secret tricks of the trade;
Rather convince someone who strays,
Just sure the Good News is conveyed.
I will not try to twist the facts,
Or distort the Word of the Lord;
For I know God watches my acts,
And wrongful things are not ignored.
I will clearly reveal the truth,
That others covered with a veil;
But I never will be uncouth,
Like politicians leave a trail.
So I am telling the Good News,
That many say is forbidden;
Because they decided to choose,
In trying to keep it hidden.
The god of this world blinds your mind,
Because they refuse to believe;
Since the darkness is not too kind,
To the righteous who shall receive.
For they can never see the light,
Or know of the glory of Christ;
Because of darkness in their sight,
Since they have been worldly enticed.
Christ is in the image of God,
As His glory comes from the light;
The Father forgives being flawed,
If we confess He gives insight.
The message is not about me,
It is about Christ our Lord;
Being His servant I can see,
Why I must be in one accord.
Christ is light to shine in the dark,
And turning the night into day;
Finding our way where you embark,
That shines to be guiding your way.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer