On A Rainy Night

There’s a cabin nestled deep in the woods

Long ago abandoned and in need of repair

It was discovered purely by accident

By a man, weary, broken down by despair

At first, he was hesitant to go inside

But his curiosity overcame his fear

Besides that, a bad storm was coming

By the thunder, he knew it was near

The ramshackle door was off its hinges

The windows were dark and broken out

A cold rain began to soak the old floor

There were holes in the roof, no doubt

With broken wood scraps, he built a fire

Then found a dry corner for his bed

From his knapsack, he pulled a can

Pork and beans, he was barely fed

In the flickering light of the fireplace

On a nearby shelf saw a tattered book

His curiosity got the better of him

He decided he had to take a closer look

In his hands, he held a dusty old Bible

Belonging to a family that was long gone

He took it closer to the warm fireplace

And then read it until the break of dawn

In that cabin that night he found Jesus

He poured out his heart about his life

Shared with the Master all his problems

And how his life was so full of strife

He asked Jesus to please forgive him

Face down on a rain-soaked cabin floor

Felt a love and peace totally engulf him

It was something he had never felt before

That old cabin, it still stands out there

Waiting for another sinner to come along

If one does on another miserable night

Jesus will lead him to where he belongs

Through the years the total added up

Of the ones who had met the Lord

In a cabin nestled deep in the woods

They now hold services in one accord

Thursday, September 22, 2022