Friday, February 3, 2012

Lost and Found

The turning point for the Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son's Turning Point, Luke 15:11-32, NIV

It’s quiet now, at the break of day,
    not a sound, except my thoughts.
As I drift back and think of all,
    the evil works I wrought.

I want what’s mine, I’ll have it now!
    Give me what I’m due!
My father stood there, listening to,
    the vile things I would spew.

So he gave it all to me,
    my inheritance.
I then went off, so far away,
    til every coin was spent.

Women, parties, drunken nights,
    I was a Jew gone wild.
I was that fool who didn’t know,
    he was a prodigal child.

Soon my belly craved to have,
    food I could not buy.
I went to those, I thought were friends,
    their words just made me cry.

I took a job, far out from town,
    feeding the farmers swine.
The slop they ate, it looked so good,
    I’ll eat it just this time.

As I prepared, to eat that food,
    a thought came suddenly.
How better off the hired were,
    they lived far better than me.

And so I left, and headed back,
    to my father’s home.
I’ll seek forgiveness from the one,
    that I had never known.

While I was, still far away,
    my father spotted me.
He ran up close to where I was,
    to finally set me free.

A robe, a ring, and sandals too,
    forgave me for my wrongs.
The fatted calf was also killed,
    a feast was held with songs.

My son was lost, but now he's found,
    he’s now come home at last.
He’s learned the lessons of right and wrong,
    I forgive him of his past.
Poem by MTJ


Father God,

The song writer said, "Amazing grace how sweet the sound... that saved a retch like me...I once was lost, but now I'm found... was blind but now I see."

How lost I am without Your Spirit to guide me! What can I do? Where can I go? What can I say, that exceeds Your lovingkindness extended to me? Do I need thee? Yes, Father God, I need thee! Every hour, I need You. You are the Great and Mighty I Am. The Sovereign God who chose to give His Son, to redeem us from sin and death. I rejoice in Your goodness. I'm thankful that I have salvation in Jesus Christ. Guide me with Your Holy Spirit, that my life will testify to the power of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer who lives and reigns as King of kings, and Lord of lords. In the depth of my despair, You found and rescued me. May the life I live, be pleasing in Your sight, Dear Lord. Amen.


Spiritual SundaysNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).

6 comments:

Audrey said...

Wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I second the "Wonderful Poem!"

Pamela said...

"I forgive him from his past." I'm so thankful God removes our past -- as far as the east is from the west. That makes me feel so loved.

Renee said...

Wow..I agree with what others are saying here..powerful and wonderful poem.

From The Heart Online said...

Hey MTJ :)

I like it - my favorite line is 'I'll eat it just this time'. I'm not sure why :)

Neat idea; to rephrase parable into poetry.

Good to read you :)

Charlotte said...

Good job of putting this story in poetry form.
Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.
Blessings,
Charlotte