My Chains Are Gone
My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth - J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

A Strange World

Many people who trust
in the name of Jesus Christ
find this world a strange place;
people are as shadows born to die in
an old prison full of dead men walking
over dry and brittle bones.

Yet, some prisoners live with (faint) Hope,
some shadows seek The Source of Light;
even in this dark and strange world live
God’s blind and deaf witnesses
who speak what is right.

What does our Savior say?

When repelled by the darkness,
deceived and confused by the shadows,
or distressed by the crunching of bones,
look to The Power On High.

See with new eyes!
Hear with new ears!
Speak with words not our own!

Remember the hand with a wound in it’s palm
and offer whomsoever shalom.

A Strange World – Copyright 2017 –


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