I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

TOMORROW.

IF I SAID I’D GIVE YOU EVERYTHING
WOULD YOU FOLLOW ME?
IF I SAID YOU’D HAVE IT ALL
WOULD YOU SERVE ME LOVINGLY?

IF I SAID LIFE WOULD BE EASY
NEVER A TROUBLE OR A CARE,
WOULD YOU BLINDLY FOLLOW ALONG
ALWAYS TRUSTING THAT I’M THERE?

IF I WHISPERED IN YOUR EAR
THAT EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS YOURS
WOULD YOU TRAVEL ALONG BEHIND ME
NEVER ASKING WHAT’S THROUGH EACH DOOR?

AND WHAT IF YOUR LOT IN LIFE
EVEN FOR A WHILE BECOMES UNKIND?
WOULD I LOOK BACK AND SEE YOU
STILL FOLLOWING BEHIND?

WHAT IF THINGS TAKE A TURN
AND AREN’T SO HAPPY AND CONTENT?
WHAT IF DOWN A LOWLY PATH
IT WAS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I SENT?

WOULD YOU KEEP IN THE RACE
TRUSTING THINGS WOULD ALL WORK OUT-
OR WOULD YOU DECIDE IT’S TIME TO QUIT
AND YELL AND SCREAM AND SHOUT?

WHAT IF I NEVER GIVE YOU
THE THINGS IN LIFE YOU LONG FOR?
WHAT IF I CHOOSE TO TAKE YOU PLACES
THAT HAVE YOU ALL ALONE AND POOR?

HOW LONG WILL YOU FOLLOW ME?
WILL YOUR JOURNEY HAVE AN END?
WILL YOU TRUST ME WHEN YOUR LIFE
LOOKS LIKE I AM NOT BEING YOUR FRIEND?

MY CHILD, THIS LIFE IS PROMISING
OF MANY THINGS THAT ARE SO GOOD
BUT DEATH IS ALSO CERTAIN HERE
IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AS YOU THINK IT SHOULD.

SO TAKE COMFORT, I AM STILL HERE
THOUGH YOU FEEL ABANDONMENT TONIGHT
I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR SIDE, MY LOVE-
KEEP FOLLOWING IN MY LIGHT.

THERE ARE MANY SIDES OF ME YOU KNOW
I AM MADE NOT ONLY OF LOVE BUT SORROW—
BUT I AM ALWAYS THE SAME,
FROM YESTERDAY TO TOMORROW.

JESSICA SCHAFER 03-09-08

1 comment:

Andrea said...

You can not possibly imagine what this spoke to me today, Thank You.
Love & miss you. :)