Portraits Of Two Lives

Portraits Of Two Lives

I see a man who was lonely and blue,
But that’s not me anymore.
I see a heart that was torn in two.
But that’s not me anymore.

I see a girl, lost and afraid,
But that’s not you anymore.
I see a heart that was tattered and frayed,
But that’s not you anymore.

I see a cross standing on a hill;
In the back of my mind, I can see it still:
There a battered Man hung in agony –
While He was dying, He reached for you and me.

I see a tomb that is empty now;
The body is not there – it’s gone, but how?
I see a Man with a wound in His side;
When I saw His pierced hands and feet, I cried.

I see two lives, empty and scarred;
But that’s not us anymore –
We’ve seen Jesus Christ, our Lord;
He has brightened these two portraits forevermore.

October 7th, 1995
Jerry Bouey

John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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