There’s some who have known me before I met YOU…
Before I was changed…and my old man was through.
Most would agree…that I was a mess…
And chances were slim… of my reaching success.
The path that I’d chosen…the life I’d persue…
Were all about pleasure…And not about You.
I lived quite awhile in that Hell-Bound direction…
Without many friends… Devoid of affection.
My lifestyle was simple… All for myself…
If You don’t get it now… You’ll be left on the shelf.
My life was about…two wheelers…and such…
I rode with some Pardners like Dead-eye, and Dutch…
Daddy Dell, Castro, and Crazy Dave too…
We all were like brothers… a real rebel crew.
The Leathers… the Levis… the paint… and the chrome,
We’d gather together and ride far from home.
We’d visit the taverns, and frequent the bars,
“Jammin” together… weaving through cars.
But soon I considered… there just had to be more,
There had to be something much better in store.
Then without warning… my attitude changed…
I knew that my choices… must be rearranged.
I took a long ride to the mountains I love,
Under brilliant blue sky, with white puffs above.
I rode quite awhile down a lone country lane
With sounds of my pipes, and the whine of my chain.
I felt I should somehow remember this day,
And I didn’t believe it… But I knew I should pray.
I pulled off the road and sat there… real still,
On top my red Harley, at the crest of a hill.
I stared at Your sunset… of Orange, Gold, and Red…
Reviewing the wasteful, sin filled life I’d led.
I’ll always remember the peace that I felt,
When I dismounted, and slowly knelt.
I asked for forgiveness, for my errant behavior,
And immediately felt… the touch of my Savior.
I looked quickly about me… to quell my new fears
That someone might see… my cheeks wet with tears.
With such love in my heart, and deep peace within
I knew right there Lord… You bid me, “Come In”.
And “IN” I will stay… for as long as You let me,
For I know now Lord… that You’ll never forget me.
These things which I write… took place in years past
A time in my life… that I am glad didn’t last.
The Old Man is gone, and a new man emerged
The sin in my life that I knew… had been purged.
I am more certain now… of the things that I do,
I just can’t imagine… my life without You.
You filled me with Joy… and blessed all my days
And forever my Lord… to YOU I’ll give praise.
C.C. ©November 19, 2005