Lost in the Darkness

As I walked in the darkness

With a lone candle in my hand

I happened upon a haggard man

Stumbling as he wandered the land

When I neared he covered his face

My small light too bright to bear

I offered to help, show him the way

But he screamed he did not care

“There’s no need to stumble along,” I said

“No need to be lost in the night.

Let this lone light be your guide

This light will forever burn bright.”

But he rejected the eternal flame

Told me the darkness was alright

Then he turned and walked away

Stumbling along, lost in the night

But my care for him did not cease

I bowed and prayed he would see

Christ’s light releases the grip of darkness

And puts us on the path to be free

“God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5

#Retrospective — This post originally published Nov. 2017.

© 2017 CGThelen

6 thoughts on “Lost in the Darkness

  1. We humans can be such a stubborn lot! Some would rather “do it my way” and stumble in the darkness than give Light a try. With you, C. G., I pray for those who have yet to choose the path of freedom. Thank you for your thought-provoking poetry!

  2. That is such a reassuring passage of scripture — that Jesus’ love for us does not cease. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

  3. This is so powerful. I’m so grateful you share your talent friend. I think my favorite line is “but my care for him did not cease”. It reminds me of Jesus’ repeated words to Peter “Feed my sheep” ❤️.

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