ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door,
He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more,
With all of his might, with his life now exposed, he trembled within and without,
His right hand now raised, with fist tightly closed, he knocked for someone to come out.
His hand shook in fear as he heard a voice speak; “What do you want, my son?”
His heart beat so fast and his courage grew weak. He stuttered, “I shouldn’t have come.”
Before he could leave, he listened once more to the comfort he gained from the voice,
“Repent and have faith, I’ll open the door, it’s up to you now – it’s your choice.”
The words were too easy. There had to be more, but still he couldn’t resist,
Unworthy to speak to this merciful man, he finally checked off his list.
“The path I’ve been on took me into despair; I don’t deserve anything good,
The folks that I’ve hurt; they no longer care. I’m alone and misunderstood.”
“I’ve nowhere to turn, I need to confess. I simply must empty my heart.
Please let me come in. I’m in such distress. My life could use a new start.”
The door slowly opened, with hands stretched out wide. Wounds still remaining there,
And then he invited the poor soul inside and released him from all of his care.
“My child, I’ve been waiting for you to come home. Now stay right beside me today,
For now and forever you’ll never more roam. In my house is a room – please stay,
With tears in his eyes, the man fell to his knees, he knew he was where he should be,
For once he was blind, but now he could see. With this man he finally felt free.
“Now don’t be afraid, just listen to me, I’ve something important to say,
Your road has been hard – I’ve been there, you see, but you have returned today.
I have heard your request, I know all your needs. All you had to do was come back.
I love you, my son, I’ve erased your misdeeds. Your soul is no longer black.”
God loves everyone and he wants every soul to dwell in heaven some day,
Simply seek, knock and ask – He will open the door and wash all your sins away,
Praise God for salvation and serve others too. He wants you to share this good news,
Go and love one another, lay your troubles on Him, you really have nothing to lose.