Monday, February 16, 2009

Word Power

A harsh word spoken,
A young heart broken,
A life that is scarred for aye --
The twist of a lip,
Or a cutting quip,
And a young soul sent astray.
An encouraging word
And a young heart stirred,
And a zeal that is set afire --
Would that our speech
Caused a soul to reach
Up to the stars and higher.
Our words have power
To raise or lower
A young heart that would be true.
Speak love, or speak hate,
But know that the fate
Of a soul can depend on you.
-- J. B.

God’s sovereignty will prevail and no one can cause a soul which God has chosen to save to be eternally doomed, if that is what is meant by, "the fate of a soul can depend on you." Nonetheless, there is much truth in the poem.