By Bill Colby
In the very distant past
that I always thought would last,
I awoke one day to a life, a life I had never dreamed.
It seems that my creator had planned to intervene,
changing my direction, turning me to a land I’d never seen,
far beyond anything I would dream.
He told me I was his and that he had a plan,
far from all my wanderings, through his holy land.
He never really asked;
he just took away the past,
filling what was me with a love that I could see,
now his to live a life the way that it should be,
directed now with wisdom far beyond the sky,
doing as he pleased, as the years went by.
Then one day I finally saw: he had lived those years,
that I always thought was me.
How great you are my God! How wonderful your son,
that gave his life upon the cross, was there that he hung,
to rise three days later to life, that life he offers free,
willing at last to surrender now his life to you and me.
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