Where Strength is Found
He was a child filled with rage,
He had a heart of stone, hard and cold.
He was seventeen years of age,
Wouldn’t listen to anything he was told.
Living in a cold and cruel world,
He followed those wild and sinful ways.
A sneer on his face, lips curled,
It was a reflection of his troubled days.
The story could well be mine,
And I could quote it chapter and page.
Stone walls and iron bars I find,
They use to confine and make a cage.
But there is always hope,
And His hope will never let you down.
Hope gives strength to cope,
I know where that strength is found.
Into his darkness came
The truth that is God’s light of love.
Jesus Christ is His name,
God‘s only Son; my Savior from above.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 16 May 2017
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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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