Your Credit? Your Debt?

You are unique; there is no-one else
On this planet who is quite like you;
No-one else in all of history who can claim
To have done the things which you do.

Your achievements are all your own
All due credit for them goes to you.
Are you proud? Would you repeat them all –
Those things that I’ve seen you do?

Would you make them headline news, each
Deed attributed by name to you?
Or do you cringe, ashamed, when thinking
Of some things I’ve seen you do?

Each person’s unique, yet aren’t all guilty?
Everyone who’s ever lived, just like you?
No! There was one, still pure and innocent,
Whose death paid the debt your life leaves due.

He rose again, and lives now at God’s right hand
Speaking graciously over you,
‘Forgive then Father,’ He whispers mercif’lly,
‘For they know not what they do.’

So turn your back on your fatal sins,
Live in Christ, reborn and shining new; and
Make sure when your deeds are finally weighed,
Jesus stands by your side, absolving you.

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
Hebrews 4:13

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