In my restless youth, wandering aimlessly at times

Much as a tiny grain of sand;

Now, in honest comparison

Those I’ve loved since and love now

As a large granite boulder, too heavy to lift.

The mind flashes often with memories

Some kind, some even shameful

Things forgotten by Heaven

But subtlely forced repeatedly upon a man,

Things long ago forgotten in the sanctuary of grace

Weighed on the scale of truth

And blown away as finest dust

With the gentle voice and holy words

Of the gentle and Holy One.

Righteous discipline demands watchfulness,

True waiting demands readiness;

The kingdom of mercy rises up continually

New life washes away the old,

New wisdom and new love

Pure water washes over each footstep.

Old thoughts, old deeds

Wasted efforts, wasted desires

Again, as a tiny grain of sand;

Those now loved and served in comparison

As a very large granite boulder too heavy to lift.


About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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