by Mike Turner
“Hell” is not punishment But, rather A consequence of our individual choice We can either choose to follow Christ’s Path Or not The result of the former being unity with God Of the latter, separation from Him For Eternity And what could be a more living Hell Than eternal separation from The Lord? Being cut off From His Essence Which, He has revealed to us Is Way, Truth and Life God tells us our meaning and purpose: To love one another And gives us free choice Whether or not to attain what He created us to do and be And thus realize Our true connection to Him And one another We are like drops Formed of the mighty ocean Thrown from the crashing wave Momentarily separated Yet part of All But unlike the drop We decide if we will return To that whence we came Or be forever parted from it We are meant to be with Him Part of all that is Has ever been And will ever be But it is only by our choice That God’s Will for us Be prevented Or fulfilled
Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the U.S. Gulf Coast. He was named Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by both the Alabama Music Association (2016) and North America Country Music Associations International (2017). His debut poetry collection, “Visions and Memories,” is available on Amazon.