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Monday, June 01, 2009

Have You Sought Atonement?

Atonement is that unity between God and man provided to us by the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We have to ask Jesus to cleanse us by washing away our sins. What happens to us when we do not seek atonement for our sins for which Jesus died? That atonement must be pursued in the flesh or it's too late. If we physically die with our sins still on us, our access to Heaven is blocked. Nothing I could write could share it more powerfully than this old Bruce Springsteen song.

(Bruce Springsteen)
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Last night I dreamed that I was a child
Out where the pines grow wild and tall
I was trying to make it home through the forest
before the darkness falls

I heard the wind rustling through the trees
and ghostly voices rose from the fields
I ran with my heart pounding down that broken path
with The Devil snappin' at my heels

I broke through the trees and there in the night
My father's house stood shining hard and bright
The branches and brambles tore my clothes and scratched my arms
but I ran till I fell, shaking in his arms

I awoke and I imagined the hard things that pulled us apart
will never again, sir, tear us from each other's hearts
I got dressed and to that house I did ride
From out on the road, I could see it's windows shining in light

I walked up the steps and stood on the porch
A woman I didn't recognize came and spoke to me through a chained door
I told her my story and who I'd come for
She said "I'm sorry, son, but no one by that name lives here anymore"

My father's house shines hard and bright
It stands like a beacon calling me in the night
Calling and calling, so cold and alone
Shining `cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned

If you have not sought atonement and would like to, you can do so through the salvation prayer in my sidebar (scroll way down). Leave me a note if you pray this prayer or if you'd like for me to contact you and pray with you.