What follows close behind? I was walking as the shadows grew, the light was fading fastMy thoughts were troubled as I mused reflecting on my pastTo make it worse I thought I heard the sound of steps behindI wasnt sure someone was there but fear tempted my mindSo just in case I changed my gait spurred on by inner fearBut much to my alarm the sounds of steps behind grew nearThis walk now far from pleasant more a nightmare had becomeNot helped at all by memories of the trouble Id come fromWhat would I use for my defense should there be an attackThe fear unknown much more had grown the threat behind my backTo quell the fear I made the choice to stop and stand my groundWith muscles tense I turned to pounce and this is what I foundNo one was there, no sound of steps, I stood still all aloneThe only sound now on my ear was my own desperate moanI turned again a bit confused and started off once moreAnd wondered why when fear did knock I opened up the doorNo sooner had the question formed the answer quickly cameThe fear of man becomes a snare my own heart was to blameMore conscious of what men might know and think or say of meI fled when none pursued at all for I lost sight of TheeA lesson from this parable I offer as a friendThere is a way to close the door and bring fear to an endDont flee the past, dont troubled be, dont fret within your mindThe sound you hear is goodness all and mercy near behindSurely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
_________________Alan and Dina Martin
As surely as we follow the Shepherd; His goodness and mercy follows us!!
_________________Martin G. Smith
Fascinating. Wonderful.Extremely thought provoking.God bless.
Not one of us can say he has not been troubled that others would find his sins and speak against him. But what if they finally did? It is good to know He has our back. All things are laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account on that day. And we are blessed when we know that with a surety. Thank the Lord for such insight through His people. "What follows close behind" will someday be stripped away and we shall soar by the great power of He who calls us now.