A Gospel Poem

I confess, I’ve felt a little overwhelmed the past couple of days. No, not the kind of schedule overwhelm that typically pinches me from time to time given all the balls I’m juggling. But the sense that I’m not doing enough, not achieving enough, not loving enough, not giving enough, not faithful enough and so on and so on for the kingdom.  But I realized that of course I don’t and you don’t either dear Christian. Because as long as we’re looking at our efforts and what we do and don’t do, we’ll miss the beauty of the gospel that breathes life into our Christian existence. And that btw, is based on what the Father did through his Son and continues by the Spirit. The gospel gives us rest from need to trust in our accomplishments. So I sketched this poem together this morning to remind me that we need the gospel every day.

The gospel is needed every day

Since relying on me I will fail in some way

It tells me He did what I could not achieve

That progress is made when I trust and believe

Not trust in my efforts to earn any praise

But looking to Him for the rest of my days

For by grace we are saved that He constantly gives

The same grace that helps us through this life we must live

So cease your self-striving and in Him abide

Knowing He sits at the Father’s right side.

“Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” – Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)

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