Monday, September 5, 2011

The Light that Shines in Darkness

Deep, and grim, and desperate
The utter black abyss
No ray of light for respite
I was born in this

The great depths of Hell, indeed
I doubt are dark as that
 No better place for sin to feed
Than the place that I was at

My eyes were blind, my ears were shut
And my heart, I fear, was dull
I did not know why, or how, or what
It was like outside of this hull

Like the valley of bones so dry
There was no glimmer of hope
And so I felt no need to cry
Or urge to broaden my scope

But alas to the great displeasure of
My hardened sinful soul
There was a One with a heart of love
Who set out to make me whole

An ache hit my heart like a speeding train
The darkness began to feel bleak
And so I saw, with the sharpest pain
It was the Light I needed to seek

I walked here and there, miles it seemed
But still I had gone nowhere brighter
He was the one that came and Redeemed
And gave me a burden much lighter

Ironic though it may tend to sound
It was that Blinding Light
It shone through the darkness all around
And gave me such glorious sight

Though once I was those dry bones, you see
The Lord, He just kept giving
He breathed the Breath of Life in me
And now those bones are living

He opened my ears, once deaf they were
He spoke His truth so sweet
So rich, so dear, so simple and pure
To the world I repeat and repeat

If you are in the darkness now
I can tell you He’s still the Light
The only way you’ll find your way out
Is to have Him on every side

Can life be given to your dry bones?
Go to the Lord, He knows
You’ll never find life by yourself, all alone
It is He that salvation bestows

©Allix Brunson 9-5-11

Based partly on John 1:4-5 and Ezekiel 37 
To see the Scripture picture I made with the former, go here.


Rachel Leigh Greene said...

Great :)

Jessica Shae said...

I got chills reading this.
So so amazing Allix!!! I love it! :) :)