Shattered, a poem

My religion was worthless
because in it I sought my own worth
It wasn’t until, in new birth, I was sought
I could see Heaven from earth

My religion was blinding
because with it I thought I could see
It was never a list of instructions
A mirror it was to be

I kept seeing the world’s fault
her heart beating as black as the sea
With the scales removed in new birth I could see
the one in the mirror was me

I am the dark of the sea
the one who condemns the world
even though the world defines me
O’ wretch that I am and must be

O’ to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be
O’ by grace, Lord, how great a Savior
how great a sacrifice and a King

I kept seeing the world’s fault
her heart beating as black as the sea
With the scales removed in new birth I could see
the one in the mirror was me
How great a Savior and King
How great a Savior and King
who shattered this mirror for me
that the kingdom of heaven I’d see

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Andrew Paul Cannon

Andrew has been in vocational ministry since 2011 after volunteering from his teens. He has served in the lead pastorate since he was 25. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Ministry with an emphasis on Youth Ministry and a Master’s of Divinity in Christian Ministry with an emphasis on Apologetics. Andrew is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate of Philosophy, where he will specialize in Systematic Theology. Andrew has written several books, has served in both large and small churches, and started his own non-profit missions organization. Andrew’s wife, Kati, and family serve alongside him.

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