Saturday, October 8, 2011

At the End of the Broken Road

A young man walked a broken road
In search of something more.
In hopes of finding happiness
He turned his back on home.
Rejecting love from those who cared
He sought it other places.
Forsaking family and his God
He looked to other faces.
The truth he knew from early on
He traded in for lies,
Believing everyone was wrong
And he alone was right.
He walked in darkness day by day,
Contentment still a stranger,
Not realizing that every choice
He made put him in danger
Of forfeiting God’s very best –
His blessings, love and favor.
But still he chose to go his way
Turning his back on the Savior.
The faith he’d found as a little child
No longer he embraced.
Outside God’s loving will he stepped
And many troubles faced.
Still searching for himself and “truth”
He struggled everyday
When all he needed was to embrace
The Life, the Truth, the Way.
For many years he struggled on
To find his way in life.
He failed and faltered time and again
But never got it right.
When finally rock bottom he hit
With nowhere to look but the sky,
He finally saw the face of Christ –
The Way, the Truth, and the Life.
The young man, badly broken
And sorry for all he’d done,
Asked forgiveness for his sins and pride
And gave his heart to the Son.
As love and grace washed over him
He finally could say –
“My life is full, in truth I walk
Because I found my Way.”
Are you like him, the prodigal
Of whom this story’s told?
If so, you too can find your Way
At the end of the broken road.

Copyright © 2011 by Dee Dee Wike.  All rights reserved.

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