Michael P. Johnson

Gold Star - 7,373 Points (7th Nov.1943 / New Silksworth / Sunderland Co/Durham England)

Receive New Birth - Poem by Michael P. Johnson

Man’s death begins at life’s first dawn
To suffering and pain
Unless through Christ we’re born again
We walk through life in vain

The seed of death’s through Adam sown
Through disobedient man
Within the flesh when finally grown
We’ll harvest Satan’s plan

The fool through life may toss and turn
The blind will err and stray
Many may seek from books to learn
But death’s not far away

Yet every day God hears their call
By night their pitiful cry
“Nothing I’ve done from life to fall
Why am I cursed to die?

Am I to blame for Adam’s deed?
Did I resist God’s will?
Am I to reap from ancient seed?
Paying another’s bill?

Surely there must be some escape
A bending of the rule
When did I cheat murder and rape?
Why is our God so cruel?

But God Himself cries night and day
“Repent and do what’s right
Turn now my child and walk my way
And put your fears to flight

Life’s true advent is birth anew
Dying to flesh and bone
But not by works you may pursue
But through my Son alone”

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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