I sometimes like to play this mental game:

What if my home and goods were destroyed by flame?

What if I were falsely accused and treated by everyone with disgust and shame?

 

What if my family and each friend, Met an agonizing end?

 

What if I shuddered in prison enveloped by my fears.

What if I knew that I would stay thus for years?

What if I spent thus in loneliness and tears?

 

What if I were tortured to the brink of madness each and every day?

What if there appeared to be no answer each time that I would pray?

 

Would there be any solace for my troubled soul?

 

Yes, indeed! Jesus is in control! His love for me, nothing can possibly sever.

One day I will live with him in ecstatic joy forever.

My salvation doesn't depend on me being good or hard-working or clever.

Will I ever see hell? No! Not ever!

 

And as for my family and friends who have trusted Jesus whom I so deeply love?

Celebration will be ours above!

 

Would these tortures I imagine break my spirit and make me doubt?

Would I wonder if Jesus was anywhere about?

 

Yes, of course! I am only human after all.

Even so, my sweet Jesus would never let me fall!

He would save me even if I had lost the strength on him to call.

He would encircle me like a protecting wall.

I would arrive broken and bleeding at his kingdom hall.

 

He would put me all back together once again.

Boy would we have a fine time together then!

 

Chris Hansen

 

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