Pleasure is a Picture

Pleasure is a Picture

~ Kevin Burrill


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


About Kevin Burrill

A Christian, a pastor, a widower, a husband, a father, a thinker, a worshipper, and a teacher - simply seeking to know my God more and more along the journey, and hoping that what I'm learning will impact others as I'm finding out His greatness. View all posts by Kevin Burrill

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