So often I seek the approval of men,
Instead of an audience of One,
The Christ who heals broken hearts and lives,
And everything under the sun.

So often I seek the acceptance of man,
To fill the deep need of my soul,
But relying on what men say about me,
In the end take a heavy toll.

But Christ calls to tired and weary ones,
“Come to Me I will give your soul rest,”
“My child it is I who fashioned your heart,”
“And I know you and love you the best.”

“For I am gentle and lowly in heart,
On Me you can cast all your care,”
“I will be your Wonderful Counselor,
Who will love you and always be there.”

Mark Tinjum   –   2015