A Heart of Stone


I was a man with ears but I never listened
I saw what was before me yet I was still blind
I would wrestle with hard concepts but fail at his word
There was enough to convince me but I still wouldn’t believe
I wanted to believe but my heart kept me away


These days when I look at the sun I can’t believe it
Was it always there before me?
The great wonder of creation speaking of him
Everything around bowed to this master
Yet I lived like a blind man deaf to his voice


But my eyes were not the problem
My ears could hear and my brain comprehend
But my heart refused to accept the obvious
In the eyes of the world I was brilliant yet foolish at heart
That stony interior made me dead from inside


I was a hopeless case, a dead man walking
Though I fooled many with my knowledge
I couldn’t fool God or myself and yet I did fool myself
I thought I could get away with ignoring him
But I rejoice that he didn’t follow after my indifference


He rattled my nest of ignorance with his powerful word
He lit through my blind eyes with his mighty works
He spoke in my ear with his compelling voice
He gave me a new heart of flesh destroying my stony one
He breathed life to my brain so I could know him as he is


I would never understand the Gospel with that stony thing
I wouldn’t yield to God’s word with my dead conscience
But with this heart of flesh everything seems so clear
On this other side I want to obey and to please him
This heart of flesh longs for it’s maker


Cast off the Blindfold

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I want to climb the mountains and behold the wonder
To travel and see the beauty of nature
See the wildlife, the birds and the dolphins
I want to take it all in and be care free
To enjoy the world without obligation to a higher power


I want to learn the secrets of mother nature
Study the vast world under a microscope
Understand the intelligence of humans
Know the complexity of their genders
All without asking the big why questions


You see, I live for the moment, here and now
I want it all without any questions asked
I don’t care why I’m here and now
Not bothered with deep religious questions
I wear a blindfold for that to live and be free


So I ignore the difficult questions
I’m not one to indulge in philosophy
Just a man seeking pleasure and fulfilment
In any case anything can be explained away
And I’m only interested in the here and now


But behind that blindfold is the inevitable
Behind the wonder of creation a creator
You’ll see his signature everywhere
When the blindfold is removed
And one day we will all see him as he is


Then there will be nowhere to hide
No blindfold to block his overwhelming light
And you won’t be able to close your eyes
When required to answer for his breath in you
So cast off that blindfold before it’s too late

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