Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pleasure is a Picture

Pleasure is a Picture

~ Kevin Burrill

chocolate_chip_cookies

Pleasure is a picture.

Every taste and every treat,

is intended to remind us,

of the joys of Jesus’ presence,

when with Him we finally meet.

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Pleasure is a present,

sent to teach us, as it thrills,

to be grateful, full of worship,

ever praising God the Giver,

for such grace through Calv’ry’s hill.

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But pleasure, too, can trap us,

turn our gaze from God on high.

We settle for the pictures in a web of silly lies.

A lesser prize

lures in our eyes

in place of Christ, the worthy Maker of our lives.

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We would do well to call to mind,

the only merit we have earned,

apart from God – the Just, the Kind,

is Hell, to be forever burned.

All else we hold comes to our hand

by grace, and mercy’s pardon planned.

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So, when reaching for a pleasure of this life, one great or small,

the taste of chocolate’s warmth,

or a man and wife embracing in each other’s arms in love,

reach, but stop and ponder through

your heart’s intended goals –

merely satisfying self,

or to enjoy the God-sent gift

as an act of loving worship

to the Giver of them all.

If it isn’t had as worship,

then it can’t be had at all!

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