It's Your Choice

This is a little poem I came across today. It really hit a cord with me. I sometimes find myself focusing intently on seeming confident and fitting in. This makes me lose track of what really matters: God's love.

On one side stands the crowd.
Jeering. Baiting. Demanding.
On the other stands a peasant.
Swollen lips. Lumpy eye. Lofty promise.
One promises acceptance. The other a cross.
One offers flesh and flash. The other offers faith.
The crowd challenges, "Follow us and fit in."
Jesus promises, "Follow me and stand out."
They promise to please. God promises to save.
God looks at you and asks, "Which will be your choice?"