A Line in the Sand
by Lanette Kissel
(Evansville, IN U.S.A.)
Lord, You have drawn a line in the sand,
a line between evil and good,
a line I am not supposed to cross.
Yet I don’t always do as I should.
Lord, You stand on this side of the line.
Your heart is filled with loving care.
But on the other side stands the tempter.
His trap is baited, waiting to ensnare.
It seems Satan is beckoning to me.
And his lure is beginning to entice.
Please, Lord, come and rescue me,
so I don’t fall prey to his clever device.
I’m still on Your side, Lord.
But my toes are touching the line.
I feel I’m teetering on the brink,
torn between evil and the divine.
Instead of one step forward,
help me to take two steps back.
Lend me Your competent strength
so I can stand against Satan’s attack.
I know there will be times
when You will have to stay my foot again.
But two steps back are not enough.
I would really rather take ten.
You have come through
As You always do.
I have just taken ten,
And I can only say…Amen.