The Choice

My dear friend Rita Appel wrote the following poem in October of 2004. I thought it very fitting, considering the week I’ve had. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us, my friend.


When I called out to You

And accepted You into my heart

I became a new creation

Created in Your image


I left behind my old life

Yet I find myself drawn back

My old ways – familiar, known

Your ways – new, wonderous


I can’t follow You

And hold on to my old life

As I continue to choose You

Help me let go of the past


Lord give me the strength

To not look back

Renew my desire to know You

And to follow where You lead


Trusting You

Obeying You

Fulfilling my purpose

Bringing glory to You.

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