I am controlled by the world.
Desperately clinging on to any acceptance offered to me.
Hopelessly wandering around, searching for who I am.
I am exhausted;
Exhausted from trying to live up to the world’s standards;
Exhausted from worldly things constantly failing me.
In my moment of exhaustion, I see a light in the distance.
Curiosity rushes through my eager bones;
I need any hope I can cling to.
It suddenly hits me like a thousand bricks, throwing me to the ground.
An overwhelming feeling rushes through my veins:
It fills every dark and empty space there ever was, ever will be;
It pays for every messed up thing I’ve ever done, ever will do;
It fixes every problem I’ve ever had, ever will have.
Greater than anything the world can ever offer me.
A Savior on a cross has redeemed me;
Redeemed me from a world of magicians.
Magicians who trick me.
Magicians who pretend to offer acceptance;
Pretend to fulfill any wish I could ever have.
But Jesus has saved me.
He carries no tricks up his sleeves.
He gives me salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and love.
In the arms of Jesus, I laugh at the world.