I am about to embark on the hardest journey
Of my life
Where I take the straight and narrow path
REPENTANCE is a word
What a funny word
That means to turn around,
From the way you had preferred
Like how when you're riding down an alley
And you see,
A sketchy man in a dark coat and a face that rallies
A fear as deep as the sea.
Turn around to the protection of your father
And never return to where you ran from
Turning around is harder
And the other way is the weary way, but
The farther you go the easier it gets
To keep going the way you're going.
The way that ends where you began-at home
This is the straight and narrow path.
It is rocky and hard and difficult.
It is grassy and want for wear,
springy and sprightly when it should be
trampled and trodden,
and as full of birdsong
as it is filled with my heart's desire.
For a long time I have walked the common way.
In the beginning it had autumn trees and golden leaves
And glass and jewels and pretty things
I picked up a jewel to admire its beauty
But it turned into a snake that sings
Praises of lust and the neglect of my duty.
Now that I've been bitten
The path's beauty is as deceptive as a forbidden fruit.
And I must say, I'm quite smitten
With the idea of taking the harder route.
But I've started on my way
it's hard to convey, but
It is as tough as a diamond
And as simple as pie
To touch the sky
That I was born from.
Why this isn't as easy as it seemed!
But it never seemed easy
And it never will be easy
This will be the hardest journey of my life.
And I wouldn't want it any other way.
The things you work hardest for are the things with less strife
And more love.
I'm going home, I'm starting a journey.
It is the journey to JESUS.