Monday, March 9, 2009


A couple of months ago I finished a book by Randy Alcorn titled "Safely Home." The book is powerful, and I highly recommend it. It is primarily about the heavy persecution of the Christian Church, told in the setting of present day China. At the end of the book, a poem is quoted, which really is the point of this post. Read it, and read it again. And if you get the chance, read Randy's book as well.

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 Savior'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;

Darkness, light, O Heaven's art!

A wound of His a counterpart!

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?

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