Immersed

Trapped in the back seat;
The Bible is hidden from our view.
We’re turning toward a hopeless savior,
Because the devil told us to.
Empty prayers to a silent God;
The doors to freedom were the last to lock.

Jordan McFarlen

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Meaning

He ventured to the unknown;
To escape life and those he had known.
It wasn’t for him, this life before;
So began his search, the search for more.
And what he sought, he did find;
But what he was looking for, he had already left behind.

Jordan McFarlen

Paradise

She left her heart on that island,
As she sailed away
And denied him.

He was the one she needed,
But she struggled to see it.

So she left him behind,
As she fell prey to the lies.

And her tears, they did subside,
But only in time
To see the storm approaching the shoreline.

Jordan McFarlen

A Living Testimony

I see the forests;
The mountains and the stars.
They speak so clearly of who You are.

I see the birds;
The creatures of the earth.
They speak so clearly of who You are.

Then I see the mirror;
The pain, insecurity, and fear,
And I forget who You are.

Then I see my past;
All that was that didn’t last,
And I forget who You are.

But You remind me;
I am Your greatest creation.
A reflection of the Maker,
I am made in Your image.

My negative thoughts;
All of my comparisons,
Are not who You say I am.
I am made in Your image.

Create in me a clean heart;
Breathe life back into me.
Your greatest work of art,
A living testimony.

Jordan McFarlen

To My Present Self

I’m living within a shadow of myself;
I’ve realized that’s all I have left.
I married my past,
Instead of putting it to death.

Whatever you do, don’t be like me.

I let my sin take hold,
When I should have been washed clean.
I wanted attention;
I wanted to be seen.

Now look at me;
My blood is on the floor.
Instead of being covered in scars,
My skin bares open sores.

Each one a reminder of who I was, of who you still are.

I never let go;
I never said no.
I filled myself with doubt,
Because I told myself I couldn’t live without.

You can be better;
You can be whole.
Don’t let your past define you,
It’s not worth your soul.

Jordan McFarlen