October 31, 2016

Oh Father, this world, it cries
“Whether made this way
or made that way
I am as He made me
and that makes me okay”
using how they find themselves
to justify how they stay
after meeting You
You! The righteous Creator of all
incapable of sin
unable to do evil
without even the barest hint
of shadow or corruption
they say You made them thus
and in denying You Your glory
deny themselves Your salvation
it is not mine to hate or judge
such things are better left to You
of infinitely greater wisdom
unendingly generous mercy
purer, more relentless justice
than I could ever claim
all I know is this:
You made me to be a man
my sin is of my own cause

(and how dare this creature
lay his failings at Your feet
as though You could bestow
evil upon Your creation)

You found me in my death
You justified me to Your life!
and whatever I was before
it has been infinitely removed
from what You have made me be
and I thank You!
and I praise You!
with all my once dead soul