It was truly more than a chance meeting,
It was something that needed not to be.
But today I heard a voice call out to me,
When through my tears I could not see.
I had truly become a total embarrassment,
Not a single promise could I really keep.
And while the guilt of sin embraced me,
I found this night I could no longer sleep
I was blinded by sin’s running essence,
With my faith now as low as it could be.
I was drowning in my continued sadness,
Wanting this hopeless feeling to fade away.
If I could only lift myself from the ground,
And by my own strength again stand tall.
But my own selfishness made me powerless,
No longer having any hope in my life at all.
I could not even see a step in front of me,
And the pressure inside was very crushing.
A dread feeling I now felt embracing me,
While away from me my life seem to be rushing.
My once strong heart seemed about to topple,
But would I now finally turn answering the call?
As I heard the voice once again call my name,
Saying come to me and you’ll no longer fall.
Still at that moment I felt very worthless,
As I turned toward where the voice came from.
And in a down pour of my souls crushing guilt,
By His mercy and grace was my salvation won.
I wondered why You Lord never gave up on me,
Why from me You had never turned away,
For many times I turned away from your call,
Not deserving your great mercy in any way.
My Lord I am not worthy to come to You today
As I am an embarrassment in much every way.
And as I spoke I felt his arms embrace me,
Saying, yes my son, but I forgive you today.
Wendell A. Brown,
Written, November 1976
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“I was moved in my spirit to share this poem from November 1976,
I was single and my life was going in the wrong direction, yet a great
change happened, something which I would always be thankful for.
My life changed as I was led to trust and believe in God completely
Leaving my Mothers home, and traveling far away trusting in God alone.
He became my constant wealth and joy, and my best friend. I hope what
Happened to me might touch another’s heart to change, turning from
the love of this world, to seek out His lasting Love and friendship
which always stays.