By Debra Ayis, 20, Nigeria
When I was a youth,
You came to me.
I opened my heart to Your love.
But as fleeting as youth is, so is my love.
The initial palpitation gave way to dryness;
The exuberance fizzled off.
Youth passed too quickly,
Along with it my love waned.
I grew further from Your love;
Pride, guilt, disobedience and arrogance,
Found its place in my heart.
Until one day,
I had an epiphany
And realized my folly.
I turned to You once again
Seeking Your love and acceptance.
With open arms, You received me;
I returned to my First Love.
Would your days as a youth end this way?