Skip to comments.A Dirge (For a friend that fell)
Posted on 02/05/2016 10:08:00 AM PST by pastorbillrandles
Oh Troubler, why do you trouble us?
We had just talked to you, we thought you were doing betterâ¦
Why did you take your eyes off of Him who comes to us in the midst of every storm?
What did you see, when you gazed at the Babylonian garment?
What misery was so great that you were willing to sell out,
just to relieve it?
Did it work? Are you better now? Now, we who love you are miserable?
Wouldnât it be better to suffer than to sin?
Which is worse, suffering or sin? Which is the cause and which is the effect?
Achen,We donât want to go on without youâ¦
We are worried about you brotherâ¦
but we worry in all of our prayers for you â¦
Why did you let us down?
If one suffers donât we all? If anyone of us sins, donât we burn?
Now we remember
how painful it is to love someone,
to hope for something better,
We all hoped against hope for you, (We still do)
But this fall is an offenseâ¦a stumbling block and a burdenâ¦
Now we remember, how bitter death is
in all of itâs formsâ¦
truly the wages of sin is deathâ¦
When you sin, we all die for we are oneâ¦if one suffersâ¦all suffer
Troubler why did you trouble us?
What were you looking for when you went out from among us?
Did you think you could grab for yourself
some of the solace once found in the garden?
Were you going to crash by the flaming Cherubim and take for yourself?
I mourn for you my brother
I remember by the fire at the lake,The men of Christ gathered around you,
they prayed and sang hymns
as you were born again
unto a living hopeâ¦
You called upon Jesus,
Remember that we told you once,
That the mercies of the Savior, are new every morning?
(Havenât we sang that in song, time and again?)
That should you fall a thousand times, get back up,
Even in prison, or as they say ,(The ends of the earth)
âIf you seek me, you shall find me, if you seek me with all of your heartâ.
How could we disown you? (Never)
We are not ashamed of anyone who sins,
as long as they returnâ¦
We know, brother, none of us are far from defection,
Could it be that this trouble and pain is what it might take
to finally bring you to the One who has loved you Brother?
to Him who Has washed you of your sins in his own blood?
If God marked iniquities, who could stand,
but with Him there is forgiveness,
that He might be fearedâ¦
Troubler, All does not have to be a loss-
Just remember the thief on the cross!
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