I was plucked from the decomposing garden that was my life, it was all over grown a wretched perception. It needed pruned, and somehow from ruins and decomposition God heard my cries
The gate was rusty, and the weeds so many they intertwined toppling me with every step. Scathed from the thicket. My body bruised, battered, and scorned. The gate began to screech open. Jesus was my ticket out
I had been prisoner of this unkempt land for years. It was all I knew. I just assumed it was my lot for life. I even chose my burial spot within. I lived within the decay, and rot. My memory forgot of any other way of life
Just upon the gardens gate was life. It was colorful, delightful, and free. I was scared I did not belong there. As my hue was lacking for any color. A corpse walking Amoung the dead. I was unkempt, and a dreadful sight
Yet the garden gate remained open calling me into the light. Wanting me to get out of the tall grasses that held me captive blocking my view. Poison Ivy was taking over, it was now or never. My endeavor was to make it through the gate. Even if I crawled, focusing on the tree of life. It sat just on the other side. It was giving me strength to leave
Scared to death. I wriggled my body through the posiness plants. My flesh wanted badly to stay. I knew no other way of to live. The dark was what my eyes had become accustomed too. The light was blinding
There He was taller than the grass surrounding me (Jesus). He came through with wrath, and a gardeners hoe. He illumated the garden. Snakes slithered and hid. Toxic plants began to wither. As I kept inching toward He was clearing my path. It was my Lord and Savior. He came for me
My cries were heard, and understood. He translated every sob. He then picked me up from the dirt filled floor, and carried me the rest of the way through the gate. Sat me in front of the tree, and shut the door tight. He then sealed it for no entry. I was plucked from the decomposing garden that was my life. Sat underneath the tree of life, grace dripped like sap into my lap. Napped there for rest was real
Upon waking I looked up, and He gently kneeled wiping the tears from my eyes. My vision was clear. Just then a deer was a passer by panting for the water close. So my soul too, longed for that same water, and I could cup into my hands as much as I wanted to. In an instant I was made clean, I gave all my shame to Him. He cleansed me from within.
I was filled with color, and was motioned to go drink from the living water until I got my fill. This was my life being created brand new. For He rescued me, heeded my pleas. He had the keys to unlock my imprisonment. Unkempt I did not stay, free to be in Jesus I was
My Favorite Psalm 116
116:1 I love that the Lord should hear my voice and my supplications.
116:2 Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him all my days.
116:3 The cords of death compassed me, and the straits of the nether-world got hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.
116:4 But I called upon the name of the Lord: ‘I beseech thee, O the Lord, deliver my soul.’
116:5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is compassionate.
116:6 the Lord preserveth the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
116:7 Return, O my soul, unto Thy rest; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
116:9 I shall walk before the Lord in the lands of the living.
116:10 I trusted even when I spoke: ‘I am greatly afflicted.’
116:11 I said in my haste: ‘All men are liars.’
116:12 How can I repay unto the Lord all His bountiful dealings toward me?
116:13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
116:14 My vows will I pay unto the Lord, yea, in the presence of all His people.
116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
116:16 I beseech Thee, O the Lord, for I am Thy servant; I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bands.
116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
116:18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord, yea, in the presence of all His people;
116:19 In the courts of the Lord’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah.