An Open Letter -
oh why, have you become an accuser of the brethren?
are so quick to point out faults
all according to your view point!
drives you to find fault, to slander,
yet still feel so self-righteous?
answer these questions:
Who are you imitating? (What father are you acting like?)
What is your goal? What is it that drives you so?
What about love - God's love?
quickly raise your voice to say you must protect - you must warn!
matter what one says - you find a way to be right in your own eyes.
claim you have been called to point out error - to point out the mistakes
asked about love, the Love that covers a multitude of sins,
you quickly point to the errors in other's lives.
pressed further about the Love that covers, you become silent and
refuse to speak.
about a future?
are God's plans for His own. (Jer. 11:29)
must you, like the Pharisees of old, make a show of being perfect
least in part) - when in reality you are so far from the truth?
gather around you those of like mind
you teach about the wrongs of others.
you have no idea, what others have gone though.
yet, you have no idea about the reality of how far they have come.
go to great lengths to keep many bound.
Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives. (Isa. 61:1)
constantly point out the past with that finger of accusation
that finger seeks to enslave all that are different from you.
Christ came to proclaim release from darkness for the prisoners. (Isa.
not true love breathe hope?
love you claim to have is not love at all!
mission your are on, no matter what you claim,
reality is that your life is not about love.
not love lead one to the Father?
journey you have chosen, no matter how long you protest or how loudly
you shift focus from yourself to the mistakes of others, it's
not about what is right.
lifestyle shouts loudly,
it is not about doing what you see the Father doing,
could it be . . . ?
it really be; dare we even think such a thing?
it be that the one you serve, the one you claim to represent is no
other . . than . . .
how can I say it for it sounds so far from truth?
then, what is truth?
do we decide what is our guiding light?
want to say, I want to share
but no it can't be
but then it might . . .
one looks at the Word , one knows it's true.
one you serve does not love, does not offer hope.
one you serve brings bondage and fear, it seeks to enslave.
one you serve desires to destroy the dream
to stop God's plans.
one you serve seeks to steal and if that not enough,
proudly points out past failures
erecting road blocks of death and despair.
will proudly build a wall to stop the Voice
the Voice of amazing grace!
are you are willing to throw out on the trash heap
that don't live up to your requirements?
throw out those that Jesus redeemed with His very life!
valued them so much that He gave Jesus as a ransom for them.
gave up everything to
give them a new start.
then can you claim to be a representative of God the Father,
Jesus the Saviour, when you throw out what He values so highly?
who claim to represent God must surely value what He values,
those He loves.
not, there is deception - not truth - at work.
thing I know one thing for sure - I declare to those held captive that they
need not remain bound,
God's Amazing Grace has come to set us free!
don't have to remain a prisoner of the past
Jesus has come to love, to covers ones past.
past is gone - covered by the blood of Christ!
the road is clear!
see, no longer through your eyes or even our own!
what a difference it makes.
future is bright - guided by the light of His love!
will lead us;
Blood has cleansed us
Christ's love covers us.
the best is yet to come!
Rev Roger Gamble
Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
the LORD has anointed me
preach good news to the poor.
has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
proclaim freedom for the captives
release from darkness for the prisoners,
I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans
to give you hope and a future.