[named.]

they used to call me Useless

or sometimes it’d be Stupid

as i sat around unable

to fix the car

or mow the lawn

or stop the leak

or change the tire

 

they used to call me Pervert

because i dreamed of women

without their clothes

because at night i found them

however i wanted them

 

they used to call me Addict

even when i wanted to stop

vices had me like a fish on a hook

and every time i squirmed it went deeper

 

they used to call me Angry

as logic fell on deaf ears

and heart availed head – painting

a picture of injustice i daily suffered

 

they used to call me Lonely

when i walled my soul

from ever being known

for “being lonely is better than being hurt”

 

they used to call me Abandoned

and Worthless

and Faithless

and Wasted

and Used Up

and Depressed

and Vindictive

and Arrogant

and Failure

and ORPHAN.

 

but the voice of the LORD –

which spoke the world into being

and called the waters from the deep

and called the dead from the tomb to life

and spoke light into darkness

 

– indeed, HE gives a new name to

those the world mistakes

 

to the orphan, He says, “son.”

to the dirty, He says, “clean.”

to the worthless, He says, “worthy..”

to the unloved, He says, “treasured.”

 

indeed, “sin” is not your name.

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