Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Poem by Trish

Cling to Jesus. There's no other way!

“Why Jesus?” You ask. “What's He got to say?”

Let me start over and tell you the biblical way.

You see you've broken a law you can not pay.

If you've told one lie it will be Hell on that dreadful Day.

“One LIE!?” You plead. “You've got to be kidding me!”

Oh yes, one lie is all it takes. You see the bible says all liars will have their place…

In the lake of fire where there is no rest.

“What!? How can it be…I've done nothing wrong and I've been the best.”

If you've broken one commandment you've broken them all.

You can consider your self a liar, adulterer, blasphemer and that's not all.

If you've hated your brother you are a murderer at heart and if you've stolen one thing it's too late to start over and pay for what you've taken. Because time doesn't erase sin only one payment can.

But wait there's hope!

“Hope?” You inquire.

“Hope for me? I've been nothing but a liar. I've sinned against God. I deserve Hell fire.”

Yes! Hope for you to escape.

And there's only one way and we're back to the start.

You need Jesus Christ and He'll give you a new heart.

Christ lived a perfect life for sinners like you and me. He hung on a cross upon Calvary. He was beaten and bruised for our wickedness. It was as if He committed the crime even though he was spotless. He rose from the dead in 1 2…3 days on time! And conquered the grave and the victory is thine.

What you must do is call out to Him.

Humble yourself, repent, and turn from your sin.

He will instantly translate you from darkness to light.

He'll reconcile you to God and you'll be His delight.

Pleasing to the Father. Isn't that what you want?

There's no time to waste. Tomorrow may never come.

If you hear the call of God today, turn to the Son!

Cling to Jesus - By Trish Ramos


Debunkey Monkey said...

This inspired me to write my own poetry.

Onward Lord Jesus

Jesus, please guide my life
Under your glory, I submit
Sin fills my soul with strife
To the holy Son, I do commit

Kindness would be an easy feat
If only we did not inherit sin
Devil, I choose to defeat
Don't trick me from within

In my soul, I feel at heart's length
No one need be forsaken
God's breath fills me with strength
Love will defeat you, Satan

Lord Jesus

Fish With Trish said...

Debunkey Monkey, have you become a Christian?

Debunkey Monkey said...

There was only one true Christian. The best any of us can do is follow Him in our own way.

zilch said...

Debunkey- who was the one true Christian? Did Jesus worship Himself?

Debunkey Monkey said...

A Christian, by definition, is one who lives a life and follows the teachings of Jesus. We all fall short. None of us is worthy of the title of Christian except Jesus, but we can try to follow Him as best we can.

To call one's self a Christian, one compares themselves to Christ. I know my limitations and know I couldn't hold myself near to the pedestal of Jesus if I wish to maintain some sense of humbleness.

Lori Williams said...

Great poem Trish, I've continued to share it with people.....

I praise God for your creativity and ability to reach many through your words/website and other ministry efforts.

God bless sister,

zilch said...

A Christian, by definition, is one who lives a life and follows the teachings of Jesus.

I don't think most Christians would agree with you there, dybbuky. If you don't believe Jesus is God, it doesn't matter how you live: you still end up roasting s'mores with us atheists.

Debunkey Monkey said...

Hey Zilch,

Most Christians don't have to agree with me. These are my opinions, what I feel most comfortable with, and my right to exercise self-identification. To me, being Christian is more than some label. My belief in Jesus and His relation to God has little to do with how I wish to identify. I understand many would disagree, but that is part of what makes us unique.

zilch said...

Dybbuky- being unique, and two dollars, will get you a glass of Perrier in a cheap restaurant, but it won't get you to Heaven. And what's this life about, if not getting to Heaven?

Debunkey Monkey said...

If your life is about getting into heaven, it isn't about loving others nor Jesus. Heaven should be the effect, not the goal.

zilch said...

Sounds pretty idealistic to me, dybbuky. But think about it- we live here on the Earth for what, maybe eighty years if we're lucky? And life in Heaven- or Hell- is eternal. That's longer by a factor of infinity (I did the math for you). What's more important?

Why did Jeffrey Dahmer decide to become a born-again Christian? Because he realized, that no matter how much fun he had in this life, the only really important thing, by way of the Bible and logic, was to get that ticket. That's how we should think too. Once we're in Heaven, we're home free.

Debunkey Monkey said...

Zilch, I can't speak on behalf of others on why they choose or not to choose to be Christian. However, let's do a little thought experiment. Pretend the opposite is true. If you love others and Christ, you go to Hell, or if you choose not to love others or Christ, you go to heaven. Is going to heaven worth compromising one's basic moral values? I don't think so.

zilch said...

But dybbukky, your "basic moral values", if they're not from God, are either from the Devil or from meaningless squigglings and wrigglings of inanimate matter, so why follow them, especially if they can't deliver the goods?