Truth Illuminates (A Poem)

Originally published Sunday, 27 October 2019.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

John 3:21 NIV

Truth shines a brilliant Light
All that is within revealing
Secrets hidden morph to lie
But succumb to God’s healing

All that is within revealing
Hurt and anger deep reside
But succumb to God’s healing
When Jesus nears to abide

Hurt and anger deep reside
And lies believed appear fact
Til Jesus nears to abide
Makes with us a holy pact

When lies believed appear fact
Only the Gospel will dispel
God offers us a holy pact
To forever with us dwell

Only Gospel truth dispels
Secrets hidden once as lie
God forever with us dwells
Truth shines His brilliant Light

Linda L.

Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.