Into The Hole

I leaped into a deep, deep hole
The risk seemed worth the taking
There was a flashing shiny thing
It was worthless, I was mistaken

The walls were too slick to climb
They were made of cold dark clay
Once inside I realized
I’d never see the light of day

But some nice strangers passing by
Felt pity and asked my name
We don’t have gifts to throw down now
But we will send help just the same

A man in priestly apparel
Heard my voice from way down there
Leaned over the dark pit and quickly
Offered his most fervent prayer

Is there no way out I wondered?
Must I live in this hole, this well
I know it is my own fault
Who can deliver me from this hell?

Just as I asked the question
The words still on my tongue
I felt a Holy Presence say
Dear child, I Am the One

No matter how deep the hole
No matter what the cause
When everyone else forsakes you
I hear each time you call

I Am Comforter and Keeper
I know this dark hole’s chill
I Am Light and Resurrection
I Am Life and peace be still

When it seems there is no way out
When darkness only pervades
Cries of guilt, tears of anguish
Let the I Am invade

He knows that I am tempted
He knows that I do sin
He tells me that the way out
Is first to let Him in

The consequences I do bear
From the wrong that I decide
Jesus steps into the hole
And with me He does abide

Psalm 139:7-11 KJV

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee