Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lament for the Lost

Lament for the Lost

Have you ever stopped to wonder why,
As days, and months and years roll by;
Each time you feel His tender call,
You turn away again and stall;
Rejecting what He’s offering you,
Seems like the easy thing to do.

But don’t be fooled, you’re not OK,
You need to yield to Him today;
Although you feel you’re in control,
Satan wants to take your soul;
You’re in a war you cannot win,
Unless you see Christ died for sin.

Apart from God, nothing is right,
Absence of good turns day into night;
Hell is real and waiting for you,
Suffering forever is what you’ll do;
God will judge all lost in their sin,
Never to hear the Gospel again.

So don’t turn your back, don’t run and hide,
Open your heart to the One on your side;
Confess your sin, accept Him as Lord,
For Christ paid the debt you could never afford;
Believe He is God and rose from the dead,
So you can be saved, just as He said!

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18 and 2:14; 1 Peter 5:8; James 1:17; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:46; Romans 3:10, 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, and 10:9

Prayer: Gracious and loving Father, only You, through the work of your Holy Spirit, can draw the lost to Christ for salvation. I pray dear Lord, that in Your infinite love and mercy, You may use this simple poem to lead someone to the scriptures listed above, then to their knees to ask for forgiveness of their sins, to confess Christ as Lord, to believe He died for their sins and rose from the dead, and to accept Him as Lord and Savior. Amen.