The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE

The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE
Jesus said to him. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me..." - John 14:6

Thursday, October 10, 2019

From Darkness to Light

Hurtling down on hell’s highway,
On the road that leads to destruction:
With stubborn will to go my way,
And a heart overcome by frustration:

What lay ahead I did not know,
But believed I had to get somewhere:
My deepest fears I would not show,
For pride forbade me my soul to bare.

Darkness surrounded my every plan;
Till no way out was in sight:
Still faster on in haste I ran
In courseless, dismal, futile flight.

Until at last worn out I stumbled,
And fell before the Mighty Rock:
Broken, contrite, entirely humbled;
It was there I heard my Savior knock.

He asked if He could give me life,
A life purchased by His Blood Divine;
In exchange for my sin and strife,
And the selfish nature that was mine.

To my shame I realized my state;
What a miserable wretch was I:
I knew tomorrow would be too late
Should today pass me by.

Then I looked and there before me lay,
My entire existence in a thousand pieces;
So I gave them all to My Lord that day,
That He may do with them as He pleases:

Those broken pieces, He took them all,
And He gave me back a brand new heart;
And the day I responded to His call,
Was the day I got a brand new start.

I was hopeless, sinful and lost,
Wallowing in my sorrowful plight;
But Jesus paid a precious cost
That I could become a child of Light.

No sorrow now could ever dim
The joy that I have come to gain;
Now the life I live I live in Him
Because Jesus died and rose again.

Words can’t express the gratitude
I feel for all He did for me;
As I press on in His Spirit’s fortitude
Until my Savior’s face I see.

Eric Anthony Trott

9th January 2013

“From Darkness to Light” is my testimony in poetry of how God transformed my life from being broken and hopeless to something beautiful and full of hope.  Today makes more than a quarter of a century since I first gave my life to Jesus. As I look back now on all those years, I have so much to thank Him for.

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