Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snakes and Ladders.

As I, this upward journey take
With Jesus, for salvations sake
A scheming, sly and slippery snake
Is hissing at my heels

Along each rung he interweaves
His poisonous venom soon deceives
God's truth and all that I believe
He cleverly conceals

The serpents plan, a deadly ploy
He aims to kill and to destroy
God's love and peace and every joy
From deep within, he steals

'Tis sad enough, but this is sadder
I listened to the lying adder
Then faltered, falling from the ladder
As Satan greased my wheels

Yet I will not remain down there
I'll climb God's ladder stair by stair
With steps of faith and daily prayer
In Jesus I am sealed

I'll rise again, despite my sin
For I'm a conqueror with Him
This game of life I'm going to win
'Til Jesus is revealed!

I have found this board game to be very similar to this journey through life. The snake will take you down...every time. See Genesis 3 for reference.


Jim Swindle said...

You do have a gift for verse. I appreciate that you really strive to be biblical, not just "sweet." When dealing with sin, remember that our hope is not that we'll be sufficient in holding on to Jesus, but that he will be sufficient in holding on to us. Resist sin with all your might, but rest in Jesus. See John 10 with Psalm 23.

tinuviel said...

Thank you for this reminder that our enemy is a liar by nature and behavior and cannot be trusted. Ever.

Grace and peace to you in Christ!

happygirl said...

You are so talented and you're a blessing to all who get to read your words. This was fun and true and scary and supportive. Thank you.

Lisa notes... said...

Ooh, excellent, excellent! I love your rhythm and your meaning. Thanks for sharing your gift.

Deidra said...

I liked the flow and rhyme - good job! Such a hope we have - this game of life we win through Him.

alittlebitograce said...

You write so beautifully and with such interesting inspiration. Your words touched me as just yesterday that snake was striking at my heels. A rainstorm washed him away and I'm back on the ladder today. The ending to your poem particularly blessed me. Thank you!

life or something like it said...

beautifully written! I love how smooth it is....and so TRUE!
blessings today as you climb up the ladder with Jesus.

emily wierenga said...

extraordinary, dear elaine. xo

patty said...

visiting from imperfect prose

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