It stood on ancient sanctial ground

a large stone building, safe and sound.

 

I entered in, quite unprepared,

to find the love that others shared,

for in that house, so cold and silent

I heard the words, 'Find Me - Repent.'

 

I looked about and on the wall,

a cross of iron made the call.

 

'Find Me - Repent,' it said again.

I was lost, what did it mean ?

Forgotten scriptures came to mind.

I knew then Who I had to find.

 

But how to find Him, where to look,

this Man Deliverer, whose life we took.

 

A priest appeared and stood by me

and on my knees then I could see

no priest, but in priestly guise

the Son, God offered in sacrifice.

 

'Find Me,' He said, there - to my face

and I saw His love, humility and His grace.

 

But how ? But how? Then with a start,

I knew the way was through my heart.

From that time on I felt a glow,

the happiness that Christians know.

 

A life of darkness left behind,

A trust in Him that others find

the path from which to be aware

the love of God of which I share.

 

Roger Stapenhill

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