New Living Translation (NLT)
The Unbelieving People Warned
21 Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.”
22 The people asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘You cannot come where I am going’?”
23 Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not.
We dance upon the mountain’s ridge
Up high above the clouds,
We dare to press our feeble luck
By listening to the roaring crowd,
They sing a song of jealousy,
They sing of great despair,
A time when we all walked with God
In a garden now laid bare,
How can we ever find our way?
How do we plot a course?
Do we travel by the starry sky?
Or some secret compass endorse?
Perhaps a better plan might be
To employ a guide who knows the way,
Someone who walked our crooked path
But did not falter and did not sway,
Someone, whose gentle hands were pierced,
Someone who bore our load,
Someone whose back the whip laid bare,
Someone who paid the debt we owed.
©2018 by William Pierce
Thank You for sending Jesus. He came to seek and save the lost…that’s all of us. May we hear His voice and follow. Amen!