We have just held our covenant service, reproduced below is a poem and message written by Geoffrey Scarlett which was originally blogged in January 2015.
A Message and a Poem from Geoffrey.
After a wonderful Covenant Service at the beginning of the year, I felt inspired to write this poem….
IN PRAISE OF JESUS
How can you possibly pray for me?
How can you graciously care?
I have done nothing to earn your love,
Yet you are always there,
Ready to guide me on my way,
Meeting my deepest needs each day.
How can you possibly break the bread
And offer a piece to me?
How can you offer me wine — the sign
I am from sin set free?
I am not worthy to receive.
Such pard’ning love I scarce believe!
How can you possibly die for me,
Die such a bitter, cruel death?
Knowing me, how can you choose to love,
Love me with your last breath?
It should be me upon that Cross.
So great a love at such a cost.
How can you possibly trust me, Lord,
To follow you and obey?
I’m but a poor, struggling Christian, Lord,
Humble, with feet of clay.
Yet you choose me to spread your word.
Use me to bring you glory, Lord!
Geoffrey Scarlett 2015