Silhouettes in the Light
by Doug Langille
Lord, your love has more than filled my heart,
It has also opened my eyes.
Lending a fresh perspective
As night is broken once morning arrives.
Yet, as I step into Your perfect light,
Darkness can still be found;
In a shape all too familiar,
My silhouette upon the ground.
Why must it constantly stalk me?
Why will it not go away?
Why, when I’m standing in Your light,
Does this patch of darkness stay?
Haunted by the form it takes,
Could this be the sin of man?
That e all must bear while on this earth,
A reminder of how we began?
I believed as I embraced You, Lord,
All sin would fade once in your light.
But now realize and have come to accept
I shall never completely escape the night.
I was foolish, please forgive me Lord,
For I was looking only at me.
Obsessed by the darkness that lay at my feet,
So blind I could not see.
And just as shadows grow at sunset
So too, does the darkness we must walk through.
A reminder of the sin, we live within,
While our hearts reach up to you.
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