YOU MATTER TO GOD
“You ain’t born again,
How can you say you got saved?
Are not these thoughts you think
Against your Lord’s preaching?
Didn’t your Master rightly say
The wicked are as hay
Laid up for the fire
You people call hell fire?…
Sin is like dust it can’t be wiped out;
Not one memory can be lost!
If all these surely stand,
Then why do you remain ¹bound?
²Why do you choose to die daily?…”
By these words, Lucifer tempts Mary!
A long think and a deep sigh
And Mary, a Christian, replied:
“Oh! I am in bounds; I know, I know!
And oh life seems so hard with not a glow!
How I long for liberty,
Though I be bound in a prison so dreary,
And would I untie myself
And loose Christ’s mansion I’ve earned?
Oh! Lucifer, I know that thou art fallen
And I know that forever fallen wilt be;
I know you are as a lord to the Earth
Knowest thou that I am but a pilgrim here?
Oh! My persecution is much,
Sickness have deprived me of ³church;
My soul is become a battleground,
My heart’s failed and for Christ am I bound.
And life ain’t helping at all,
All worn out am I like an old ball. Yet, I am born again!
Ask me and I would say it over again;
I have been saved,
Sin had been sent to its grave.
And I forsook all that night
My heart welcomed the Light.
I have been justified
I could tell you how I got sanctified…
I challenge you to look through my life
To pick out one sin, just one part of flesh alive.
I am clean,
God so had made me!
And you can’t hold on to my weakness
Thou accuser of the brethren!
Let me alone Lucifer
Thou father of liars!
You can never speak of truth,
You can’t deceive my ⁴youth!
Get thee behind me,
Forever I’ll rebuke thee
And in the name of Lord
Be thou exiled from my world.
Thank you Lord for the victory,
Help me to continue in Thee.”
So Sister Mary prayed
And she surely won the fray.
Rest assured was she,
And she said: “my Father watches me.”
The devil ain’t nothing but a liar
A hardened deceiver;
He’ll bring guilt and condemnation
So you could lose your salvation.
Anytime he comes, call on your Lord,
He’ll answer, for you matter to God.
© Denu Vour Bon
¹ Hebrews 13:3 and the general idea that Christians are in bonds with Christ
² 1Corinthians 15:31, Romans 12:1
³ Literally, going to church
⁴ 1Timothy 4:12, Ecclesiastes 11:9,10, 12:1