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”
This was good! We should never give up on people. Jesus didn’t give up on us.
Praise God he continues to give us grace and love. Blessings.
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!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. May we continue to show the light of Christ to the world. Blessings.
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” ❤️.
That is such a reassuring passage of scripture — that Jesus’ love for us does not cease. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
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