Choice and Consequence

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.

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