Counterfeit

(Hold out for what’s real)

For now, we see in a mirror dimly but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1Corinthians 13:12 ESV

Born to this world searching,
pushing up against the walls.
Crying for salvation,
the injustice of it all.
Searching for tomorrow,
not yet finished with today.
Hardly satisfied
with the part we have to play.
Then one day we find
what we think is it.
The only problem is,
it’s a counterfeit.

Jesus, you are
the genuine article.
No knockoffs
or fraudulent goods will do.
The Great I Am
will always triumph over
what isn’t,
and last
when everything pretend
has gone.

The world will say,
“if it feels good, do it”.
Relationships are disposable,
you can always find another.
They say, “trust your heart,”
but when it is deceitful,
families are left
on the side of the road.

Put away your childish things.
Find joy that lasts
in commitment to the maker.
Trade away a life sentence
for true joy everlasting.
God’s restoration
will replace what’s counterfeit.

© Joel Tipple 11/10/2018

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