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The Guide

The Guide
by Karl Krahn

Wise men named this thing we do,
It's called the tree of life.
But all the growing I have done,
has led to endless strife.

The picture I have, of this life,
has taken time and will;
the tree of life that I have seen,
lives on a great big hill.

The climb I started, way too late,
for shadows cross the path;
sometimes to find the right way up,
I look and then I ask.

As time is passing quickly on
and hardships block the way;
the hardships stand like great big rocks,
I climb them every day.

Sometimes the other climbers help,
but they are busy too;
ducking rocks and climbing higher,
for a better view.

But then one day a stranger spoke,
then motioned me aside;
He told me of a better path,
if I could lose my pride.

If you can follow in my steps
and not once look around;
If you do, we'll make this trip,
before the sun goes down.

He hadn't made two dozen steps
and I was left behind;
the rage I felt was hate itself,
self pity on my mind.

It wasn't long, I stopped to rest,
His detour was a bust;
He'd offered help and ran away,
a stranger you can't trust.

When daylight came, I followed on,
and searched with all my might;
to find the hidden path he took,
and hoped I found it right.

Then I was filled with happiness,
his promise he had kept;
for flowers grew in every place,
the stranger took a step.

What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

I am a follower of Jesus

I still have questions

How can I know God?

If you died, why should God let you into heaven?

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