Every living creature

Is certainly destined to die,

And the question in our heart

And on our lips is ‘Why?’

From birth to grand old age

Every life tells a story…

But the chapter that really counts

Is whether we gave God His rightful glory.

We ultimately live to die

As it’s the natural inclination,

But when we die to live and be with God

It’s the ultimate destination.

The culture of society

Usually dictates how we should live,

But it’s God who should take the reign

So our heart pure love it gives.

Unless we’re prepared to die

To our self-centred and carnal ways,

We will continue to be deceived

And by societal norms be swayed.

Our old nature needs to be crucified

So new life can manifest,

As we’re raised with Jesus unto eternal life

To choose the road that’s best.

If we die with Christ we shall live with Him

And the life we now present,

Is hidden with Jesus Christ our Lord

At the point we all repent.

It’s through repentance and through faith

We are then baptised indeed,

As we recognise the importance

Of new beginnings with His seed.

When we die to live we understand

That eternal life awaits,

And when our soul departs from this earth forever

We will see Him face to face.

(C) P.B. 2019

“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3

“..buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead” . Colossians 2:12

“..even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.” Ephesians 2:5

“Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” Colossians 3:9-10