The Rescue
By siouxsie
7/25/2012 2:23:25 PM
This is a recovery poem I recently wrote...

Once was lost, a daughter of God
Wandering down a long path
To a dark, scary and lonely place
Where she didn’t know how to get back

The darkness beckoned and called to her
Promising comfort and fun
But once she partook of the forbidden fruit
She was left feeling empty and numb

Help she knew she needed
But too ashamed to pray
She stumbled around on broken limbs
Wandering aimless day by day

Bound by shadows in the dark one’s lair
Where tempests unceasingly tossed
She’d given up hope of freedom
And felt eternally lost

Then at the point of utter abandon
To the grasp of the dark one’s grip
She saw a small glimmer of light in the distance
And the glow of hope was lit

But the dark one would not have this light in his lair
That threatened to release his grasp
For he’d worked with fury to ensnare her soul
And would not let her go so fast

He knew, however, that the light was Grace
And he had aught fortune to test
So rather than battle Grace head on
He did what he’d mastered best

“Let the seduction begin” he thought
As he moved in close to his prey
And in her ear he began to whisper
“Grace cannot save you today”

It was at this very moment
She became keenly aware
Of every sinful stain upon her
Her every disgrace did glare

She looked again in the distance
As fearful curiosity consumed her
She observed the distant beautiful radiance
Filling the dark and inky sphere

“What is this?” she thought as the light grew closer
“Is it really who I think it might be?”
“My Savior clothed in all His Glory,
Come down here to rescue me?”

She looked to the dark one she’d known so long
For an answer to her query
But instead of finding refuge there
She discerned hate and fury

She quickly realized how bound she was
By the dark ones sticky grip
She felt suffocated and smothered,
Emotionally and spiritually stripped

She longed for the touch of Grace’s light
To be welcomed into His presence
So she looked toward Him and took one step
Regardless of the consequences

She faced the fear within her soul
That she would be rejected
But when His glow of light touched her
She instead felt protected

She approached Him with timid steps
Expecting to beg and plead
For acceptance back in to His fold
Submissive, on bended knee

As she began to kneel before Him
And petition for her place
She felt His arms wrap ‘round her
Enveloped in His embrace

And as He gently spoke her name
Her despair began to melt
Her Spirit soared with recognition
His love for her she felt

“My dear Sister, I have missed you
From the moment you went away
I have been searching everywhere
Every mountain, canyon and pathway”

So tender were His words to her
So tender was His care
No hint of accusatory reprimand
Only deep concern for her welfare

He knelt before her and looked in her eyes
Asking “May I tend to your pain?”
Embarrassed she shied away from Him
Afraid to show her stains

“I am the great physician” He said
“Please do not be afraid”
“I want to heal you whole again”
“I can, with the price I have paid”

As she listened to His promise
She believed every word He said
And surrendered to His graciousness
And allowed His healing to spread

The dark one stood idly by
As he watched her Savior heal
She who he’d worked so hard to enslave
She who he’d worked to steal

But he knew he had no power
Over the Lord the Almighty Omniscient
So he stood in his own shadows
Impotent... and silent

With the dark one’s whispers choked
And her wounds tended and wrapped
She was free to rise up again
She was no longer trapped

She looked to her Savior inquisitively
And asked Him “which way do I go?”
He gently reached for her hand
And guided her to and fro

Her journey was wrought with hardship
Roadblocks appeared with ease
But with her Savior at her side
Impossibilities began to cease

She was not perfect in her trials
At times she would stumble and trip
But always He was there with her
And never would she quit

She is eternally grateful to
Her Brother, her Lord, her King
For His perfect love for her
For the rescue He did bring

The price He paid for her was high
To save her helpless soul
But one thing only He asks in return
To love Him, pure, and whole

This she does wholeheartedly
With bravery, heart and vigor
To keep sight of Him and always follow
And return with Him to Father



This is really amazing.    
"Thank you!"
posted at 14:27:26 on July 25, 2012 by Anonymous
"Simply Incredible, may I share it with my friends?"
posted at 00:09:43 on July 26, 2012 by Anonymous
I needed that    
"Yes I really need to trust that I won't be torn to shreds If I talk to the Bishop but will feel Gods Love which is what I need to heal! Thanks for sharing this great poem"
posted at 00:43:28 on July 26, 2012 by myid
"Thanks for the compliments guys. Yes, you are more than welcome to share it with anyone you want. Here is a direct link to the poem if that helps:-) Thanks again!"
posted at 01:50:13 on July 26, 2012 by siouxsie

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"Jesus rejected temptation. When confronted by the great tempter himself, Jesus "[yielded] not to the temptation”. He countered with scripture. Gospel commandments and standards are our protection also, and like the Savior, we may draw strength from the scriptures to resist temptation."

— D. Todd Christofferson

General Conference October 2006