If a man was given a free gift of life,
how would it manifest?
By laboring and trying to be very good
or by simply saying, “Yes”?
There’s something about knowing you are accepted,
when all you have tried has failed;
It seems we’ve lost sight of what Sin really is
and disease and decay have prevailed.
Well, here’s an idea; Let’s try to do this;
There are so many books and so many lists...
This sounds like I think there should be no training;
That’s not what I think at all;
But, if I lose sight of that I am ‘right-being’,
The power will be in my fall!
It seems He won’t let me apply to myself
what I’m not applying to others;
Is that, in fact, what gives life it’s power:
What I freely pass on to another?
I’m really not sure; Perhaps, only a thought;
My usual action: You’ll get when I’ve got.
Yet, I know resisting Your gentle persuasion;
I can’t prove in my life, “There is no condemnation.”
The same old way could only revive;
In order for me to try to survive.
Oh, you think that you are far beyond this?
Are you free from all pain? Does decay still exist?
I’m looking for the reality
that complete wholeness belongs to me.
With all of these ‘ways’ that have been surmised,
Is the dead man the one that has been revived?
If my time is spent in judging fruit,
I doubt that I’ll ever get to the root...
and, with not knowing what Sin really is,
all else would grow cooked; How then can I live?
If this really is true and I won’t pass along
the “no condemnation” of the “Good News “ song;
I doubt it will ever be unlocked to me;
The foundation is cracked with self-effort set free.
So, what is my plan? All that I know is,
it’s time, with His gift, for my tree to grow;
I hope that He’ll ‘dung’ me, as it’s time to produce
what only can come from His foundation’s root!