New Living Translation (NLT)
Life in the Spirit
8 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
Sweat slowly trickles down my cheek
As I feel my heart wildly pound,
My accuser points an angry finger
And displays the evidence that’s been found,
“What have you to say for yourself?”
“What is your plea today?”
“Are you not guilty as you’re charged?”
“Come now, what have you to say?”
I squirm a moment in my seat
And then I twist and turn,
What could I possibly say to him?
That would let this trial adjourn,
My mind keeps whirling oh so fast
I’m literally shaking in my boots,
I wonder if I’ll be set free
Or if I’ll get the noose,
Then my only defense comes to me
And I fall before the judge and shout,
“Have mercy on me; if you will”
“For I’m guilty without a doubt!”
The judge sits silent and ponders long
And weighs the justice that my crime demands,
Then finally declares me innocent
By the nail scars in his hands.
©2018 by William Pierce
Thank You for sending Jesus to redeem us for we were guilty as charged and without hope, and yet He has pulled us from the grip of sin and death. Thank You, Lord Jesus!