What I’ve Become
I cannot undo what I’ve become,
As if changed by a fire’s rage,
Dare I betray God’s begotten Son,
The One whom angels praise,
When Grace has left me awed and amazed?
I cannot forget the wonders I’ve seen,
As if it was some lost, blank page,
How can I leave love alone and demeaned,
Realizing it’s despair’s only vaccine.
I will not tempt the foretaste of Hell,
Chancing misery void of Mercy,
For action is the new story I must tell,
And love whatever Christ compels.
For without love all is lost,
Like liberty without its vict’ry bell,
or silence in the choir loft.
Faith in action is what I must become,
A mender to my sister’s broken net,
A brother in arms when need awaits,
An honest discussion without regrets,
A forgiver to fallen human traits,
Knowing when I forgive my God forgets,
No, I cannot undo what I’ve become,
Now that I’m fearless to return to where I’ve came from.
…Merciful Father accept this sinner saved through Your Son.
By Chris Clody 11/4/14