Life's Instruction Manual

This machine was broken and empty,
All my parts were in such a mess.
Nothing seemed to be working quite right -
How to repair it was anyone's guess.

So I peered within for instructions,
Some sort of clue to this bitter strife,
But what was inside was no help at all;
I found no real answers to this life.

All of my components were worthless:
My blackened heart was void of Love.
No solution presented itself…
Except one soul Manual from above.

So I opened the Bible with caution,
And to my surprise, there was a guarantee:
"Just call on the Creator for assistance,
And He can remake your model for free."

It was Good News to know that the Author
Had my very own frame in mind.
When I went to Him for restoration,
His touch was so tender and kind.

Jesus Christ reached down with compassion,
And lifted my soul out of the mire,
He replaced my old heart with a new one,
And then He kindled the fire…

The fire of devotion and purpose -
Now it burned hot in my breast.
And instead of sharp pain and sorrow,
I found that the Lord gave sweet rest.

Now my machine works even better,
I'm shining so much brighter each day,
As I read the Creator's instructions,
And I let Him have His perfect way.

So if you are troubled and anguished,
And your machine is burdened with sin,
Ask Jesus the Saviour to save you,
And let Him do His repair work from within.

April 9th, 2002
Jerry Bouey



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