The Life

In this life we live,
If left to our own devices,
We learn so well...
     to clench our fists,
     to steel our spines,
     to even thicken
          the skin of our necks;
And do we ever travel...
     in circles, round and round,
     in old familiar loops,
     on paths well worn,
          the same ol' tracks.

In this way we never leave
     where we are,
And never arrive
     where we want to be.

If we keep our heads down,
Moving through each day the same,
And never set our spirit free,
We can never know
     the Promised Land,
          the life Christ Jesus
               meant for us to see.

Romans 7:14-25
Romans 8:13
Hebrews 10:38-39
Philippians 3:13-14
2 Peter 3:13

by J Alan R
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