Artwork by Breana Glasson
School Of Mortality
The school of mortality has stretched my soul,
I have learned by grace to fill my role.
Some classes seemed too much to bear,
But God required and would not spare.
At times my best was to simply try,
To show my faith and not ask why.
To trust that God was shaping me,
Into the daughter I was born to be.
A class on humility soon revealed,
That we often win when we yield.
To let another go before,
Less for you can be more.
Another class made it clear,
We cannot live with lies and fear.
The hidden pain and sin must go,
If light and truth are to grow.
A class on courage brought to me,
A chance to choose valiantly.
To stand for truth and cherish light,
To ignore the crowd and choose the right.
My class on charity changed my way,
I looked outside, and bent to pray.
I sought to give with pure intent,
My love a gift, my time well spent.
I took a course on betrayal and pain,
And found God's peace did remain.
My life held heartache but not despair,
God sent relief and loving care.
My time spent reading the holy word,
I became focused on my Lord.
The world soon held no pull at all,
I learned to heed the Masters call.
A class on hope helped me see,
The joy of what through Christ could be.
I felt my worth as I reached for light,
My future became clear and bright!
Denial was a subject that helped me see,
That as I resist I am set free.
Refusing Satan brings peace and light,
As we choose God, we shine bright!
A class on trust taught me to be,
Still and calm on bended knee.
To understand you know the way,
To hearken with faith and obey.
Through study and trial I grew to be,
A very fruitful healthy tree.
My classes were time well spent,
The fruit of change was your intent.
O blessed Father and my Great King,
You have taught me well and helped me sing.
I rejoice in the truth of redemptions power,
I grow by grace and heavens shower.
I step toward my next chance to see,
The truth that you would place in me.
May I humbly seek and know,
The light of God and ever grow!
Written by Michelene Glasson