and those convinced they’ve found
a truth that for them is so elusive
that they only go ‘round and ‘round.
Through the darkness they wander
and thinking this is all there could be
they look into the face of deception
when they should be on bended knee.
Father why is it so hard to reach them?
Why do they snatch their hand away
when I reach out to help and guide them
off the path that leads them astray?
Why can’t they see that the answers
are right there before their very eyes?
And that the path they are walking
will only lead to their own demise?
They say that truth is found in life
and I really don’t know what they mean
especially if they speak of the here and now
or one without You on which to lean.
Because without You is absence of light
and there’s no way for them to see
that the path their walking leads to the left
and is so very far from where they should be.
Please help me to shine ever so brightly
though I am still only in my youth,
that I might help them to see more clearly
that it is life that is found in truth.
And when they ask, “But how can this be?”
help me find just the right words to say,
of the one who in love came before us
and who still lives to this very day.
“He is the way, the truth, and the life
and his light shines far greater than mine,
No one comes to Yahweh except through him
and we are running out of precious time.”