Sin Is Life’s Anesthetic
Truly, sin is life’s anesthetic,
That’s meant to block the pain of Truth.
Woeful regrets numb the life we pick,
While trapped within our déjà vu,
Unaware our soul’s becoming sick,
We slip upon Deceit’s oil slick.
As the flame within us smolders down,
Near the end of our hidden wick,
The God we deny hovers around,
Holding a flame once lost – now found.
Accepting His flame blisters the flesh,
As baptism cools as it drowns,
The Truth must crucify so it can bless,
Hearts set apart for God to possess.
Transformed and fearless new hearts soon shout,
Souls leap from sin’s sickening mess.
Faith becomes trust – replacing all doubt,
God lives through the life we dare live out.
The acceptance of our suffering,
Tests our minds to what life’s all about,
It reflects God’s gift of love we’re holding,
… and the sin we are considering.
Life burns down to a solitary choice,
To cover our ears or listen to Truth’s voice.
©2012 by Chris Clody 3/2/2012
Why do we suffer? Does sin block truth like an anesthetic blocks pain? How does suffering, the Truth and sin balance in your life? Also does our acceptance of suffering reflect the trust in the gift of God’s love we possess? Let me know your thoughts!!!
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