Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Verse

Terrible.

Unforgiving.

That's how I saw God.

Punishing us in this life,
committing us to Purgatory after death,
sentencing sinners to burn in hell for all eternity.

But I was wrong.

Those who see God as angry...
do not see Him rightly...
but look upon a curtain
as if a dark storm cloud has been drawn across His face.
If we truly believe that Christ is our Savior...
then we have a God of love,
and to see God in faith is to look upon His friendly heart.

So when the devil throws your sins in your face
and declares that you deserve death and hell,
tell him this...
"I admit that I deserve death and hell.
What of it?
For I know One who suffered...
and made satisfaction in my behalf.
His name is Jesus Christ,
Son of God.
Where He is,
there I shall be also."


*Special prize to whoever can name the source without the aid of any form of technology. And I'm serious about a prize...

6 comments:

Brent D. Maher said...

Martin Luther?

Capture Beauty 2009 said...

Rich Mullins? I don't think this is correct, but I do hope so... I can't believe I just left a comment on your blog. it's a first.

Capture Beauty 2009 said...

this is tower. i gotta change that little capture beauty thing

Philip said...

I think Tower's on the right track, but it's a different Ragamuffin...I'm leaning Brennan Manning.

BT said...

Ding ding ding!

B-Money wins it!

(at least he came the closest, that is)

The quotation is actually from the movie entitled "Luther" and is loosely adapted from some of his writings. So, I will give it to you!

See me to redeem your prize.

Corman said...

I'm resorting to this. When I see you, you'd better run.