Saturday, May 2, 2009

Afraid? Of what?

This morning the Lord blessed me with a post on one of my favorite blogs, www.Challies.com. Given what we're currently going through with Adam's dad's failing health, I couldn't help but feel totally uplifted, encouraged and hopeful after reading this poem. In Christ, we have nothing to fear...we do not fear death and we do not fear life. We are free!

This poem was written by E. H. Hamilton upon hearing of Missionary Jack Vinsen's martyrdom.

Afraid? Of what?
To feel the spirit's glad release?
To pass from pain to perfect peace,
The strife and strain of life to cease?
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
Afraid to see the Saviour's face,
To hear His welcome, and to trace,
The glory gleam from wounds of grace,
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
A flash - a crash - a pierced heart;
Brief darkness - Light - O Heaven's art!
A wound of His a counterpart!
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
To enter into Heaven's rest,
And yet to serve the Master blessed?
From service good to service best?
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
To do by death what life could not -
Baptize with blood a stony plot,
Till souls shall blossom from the spot?
Afraid? Of that?

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Ashley! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. We are praying for Uncle Chuck and for all of you to feel Christ's arms around you during this difficult, yet beautiful time. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem about the greatest Hope we can all have!!

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