The Rescue

Once was lost, a daughter of God
Wandering down a long path
To a dark, scary and lonely place
Where she didn’t know how to get back

The darkness beckoned and called to her
Promising comfort and fun
But once she partook of the forbidden fruit
She was left feeling empty and numb

Help she knew she needed
But too ashamed to pray
She stumbled around on broken limbs
Wandering aimless day by day

Bound by shadows in the dark one’s lair
Where tempests unceasingly tossed
She’d given up hope of freedom
And felt eternally lost

Then at the point of utter abandon
To the grasp of the dark one’s grip
She saw a small glimmer of light in the distance
And the glow of hope was lit

But the dark one would not have this light in his lair
That threatened to release his grasp
For he’d worked with fury to ensnare her soul
And would not let her go so fast

He knew, however, that the light was Grace
And he had aught fortune to test
So rather than battle Grace head on
He did what he’d mastered best

“Let the seduction begin” he thought
As he moved in close to his prey
And in her ear he began to whisper
“Grace cannot save you today”

It was at this very moment 
She became keenly aware 
Of every sinful stain upon her
Her every disgrace did glare

She looked again in the distance
As fearful curiosity consumed her
She observed the distant beautiful radiance
Filling the dark and inky sphere

“What is this?” she thought as the light grew closer
“Is it really who I think it might be?”
“My Savior clothed in all His Glory,
Come down here to rescue me?”

She looked to the dark one she’d known so long
For an answer to her query
But instead of finding refuge there
She discerned hate and fury

She quickly realized how bound she was
By the dark ones sticky grip
She felt suffocated and smothered,
Emotionally and spiritually stripped

She longed for the touch of Grace’s light
To be welcomed into His presence
So she looked toward Him and took one step
Regardless of the consequences

She faced the fear within her soul
That she would be rejected
But when His glow of light touched her
She instead felt protected

She approached Him with timid steps
Expecting to beg and plead
For acceptance back in to His fold
Submissive, on bended knee

As she began to kneel before Him
And petition for her place
She felt His arms wrap ‘round her
Enveloped in His embrace

And as He gently spoke her name 
Her despair began to melt
Her Spirit soared with recognition
His love for her she felt
  
“My dear Sister, I have missed you
From the moment you went away
I have been searching everywhere
Every mountain, canyon and pathway”

So tender were His words to her
So tender was His care
No hint of accusatory reprimand
Only deep concern for her welfare

He knelt before her and looked in her eyes
Asking “May I tend to your pain?”
Embarrassed she shied away from Him
Afraid to show her stains

“I am the great physician” He said
“Please do not be afraid”
“I want to heal you whole again”
“I can, with the price I have paid”

As she listened to His promise
She believed every word He said
And surrendered to His graciousness
And allowed His healing to spread

The dark one stood idly by
As he watched her Savior heal
She who he’d worked so hard to enslave
She who he’d worked to steal

But he knew he had no power
Over the Lord the Almighty Omniscient
So he stood in his own shadows
Impotent... and silent

With the dark one’s whispers choked
And her wounds tended and wrapped
She was free to rise up again
She was no longer trapped

She looked to her Savior inquisitively
And asked Him “which way do I go?”
He gently reached for her hand
And guided her to and fro
  
Her journey was wrought with hardship
Roadblocks appeared with ease
But with her Savior at her side
Impossibilities began to cease

She was not perfect in her trials
At times she would stumble and trip
But always He was there with her
And never would she quit

She is eternally grateful to 
Her Brother, her Lord, her King
For His perfect love for her
For the rescue He did bring

The price He paid for her was high
To save her helpless soul
But one thing only He asks in return
To love Him, pure, and whole

This she does wholeheartedly
With bravery, heart and vigor
To keep sight of Him and always follow
And return with Him to Father

Written By: Sidreis Agla

14 comments:

  1. You. Are. Spectacular. And amazing. This is so beautiful. I think I'm going to read this everyday. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate it:-) I'm so glad you like it.

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    2. I Love this poem, I know was very inspired thank you for sharing your story. I feel the spirit very strongly as I read it and thank you for this website, the music links are so wholesome!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your poem Sidreis. I almost couldn't read it with all the tears streaming down my cheeks.

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    1. Thank you! Me too! I hadn't read it in a while and I just did and sobbed all over again. :-) I'm so glad you liked it!

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  3. So lovely, sister.

    Kind regards, Nikita.

    xxx

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  4. Just re-read this. Loved it even more than the first time. I had the thought again that I'm going to print it out and put it on my wall next to my bed. I love the feeling of my Savior's arms around me as I read it, and realize that I was never and am not currently alone. Thanks lady, love love love this.

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  5. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I think you are an incredibly brave an inspirational woman. Thank you for your courage and desire to help others!

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  7. Thank you, thank you so much.

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  8. beautiful thanks for sharing and inspiring...

    The light of grace
    Shines forth a path
    From a high place
    To call us back

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  9. Thanks for the stanza, Kelly. It's beautiful. Did you write it? Or is it referenced from somewhere?

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Thank you for sharing a moment with me:-)

Ezekiel 34:11-12,16

"For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick"