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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Have I Ever Told You Why...

Have I Ever Told You Why
by Albrecht P. Raphael

Have I ever told you why...
I guess I can't ever remember...
Whether I ever did or not...
So let me tell you...
That you might have peace...


It was all of a sudden...
I have changed.. I was not the person you knew before...
You were confused of the things I shared to you...
How my heart of stone was changed into a heart that is alive,,,
a heart that beats... a heart of flesh...

For the years you have known me...
You couldn't explain what has just happened...
My speech has changed...
The things I used to say... I say no more...
The dreams that we used to share... we share no more...

I couldn't tell you what I used to believe...
For indeed I myself was lost...
How could I have led the blind?
When I myself was blind?
But suddenly in a blink of an eye...
Here I speak to you...

That I have become a Christian...
That I have renounced the gods of my ancestors...
That I am a follower of Christ...
That I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord...
That I have made Him My Lord and My Savior...

Owh... I remember that day as if it was yesterday...
You cried and I kept silent...
I was out of words... I thought you would be happy...
Yet a decision has to be made...
I couldn't let go of my God... yet I couldn't hold on unto both...
I had to let you go...

You didn't know there was a tearing in my soul...
I felt something was gone...
It was somehow empty...
But it was filled with joy... Filled with expectation...
Was then filled with love... Was then filled with hope...

I've knelt and prayed for you...
I have sincerely come to my God...
Asking Him, that you might know Him too...
That you would also come to know He Who has died for us...
Who hung on a tree... being torn apart and crushed...
That we would realize we can not buy our way to heaven...
But that we would be saved by Faith and Faith alone...
Believing that One has died for our sins...
That we would not need to pay the debts on our own...
That we might be free from the chains that binds us...
That we would not need to live without hope...
That we might be healed and made whole...
regenerated and made right before our God...

If only you were to know Him...
To put your trust in Him...
To believe that indeed  He is The Son of God...
God, The Son... Not of man... But from above...
And His blood was enough... He has paid it all...
Taking the full punishment of sin upon Himself...
To satisfy the justice of His Father...
That we would not boast on our own merit...
But to trust the merit that is in Christ...
To confess that He is Lord... stirred by the nudge in your heart...
Believing sincerely from the deepest wells of your heart...
That you know... beyond this life... it is either heaven or hell...
Knowing no one comes to The Father... except through Jesus...

Owh... That you never knew...
How much I have prayed for you...
How much have I cried and shed my tears...
That you would be comforted...
That you would be saved...

When you have felt that emptiness in your heart...
When you question, what is the meaning of this life?
When you know something is missing within you...
When you see the world and the beauty of the hills and flowers...
When you have that joy happiness within you...

Remember... That there is a God who designed all that is good and well pleasing unto Him...
Remember... That His Grace has made us able to laugh and be happy for a season...
Remember... That He desires to live in you... and fill that empty heart of yours...
Remember... That all that was meant for this life...was all the time... with Him...

Owh... How much would I trade my arm to go back in time...
To made amends and tell you properly...
To share to you with Love... rather than with mean... harsh words...
The hope that one could have in Christ Jesus our Lord...
The reality of the afterlife... that there is a heaven and a hell...
The reality that God... is Love... and has sent His Only Begotten Son...

For now I stand up...
My knees are tired...
I close my prayers...
And put my Trust in The Lord...