He had reached rock bottom

Between the devil and the deep blue sea, they call it

Between a rock and a hard place, they sometimes say

All he was left to do was to throw himself down a cliff

So he could literally reach rock bottom

Just to surrender himself to oblivion

Hoping that this heaven and hell brouhaha was only a myth

People took a little too seriously and passed down to posterity

He regretted it the second his feet left the ground

But it was a little too late for a flip-flop

Out of the blue, a strong hand held him and pulled him back up

At first he was grateful for his life being spared

Then after a while when the panic-stricken heart had calmed down

He grew resentful for denying him the opportunity to end everything once and for all

So what did he do, he turned on his Savior

Who asked you to save me, who said I needed saving?

Fueled by blind grief, he dragged his Savior to court

Suing Him for rescuing him without his consent

The jury was left in shock, wondering why the plaintiff

Was driven by rage instead of being humbled by gratitude

All he could say in his defense was he was his own man with free will

And it was his choice to jump off the cliff

Who did the defendant think he was to act the hero when he didn’t need him to be

But I heard your heart cry out that very second

And so I reached out, the Savior said

I have promised that whoever calls upon My name shall be saved and that’s what I did

That cannot be proved, I did no such thing, he said stubbornly

Whoever denies me before men, I will also deny before my Father in Heaven, He replied

Which heaven, he sneered, knowing he in no way qualified for citizenship

I am the Way; all you have to do is believe

The jury decided that since taking one’s own life was a crime

And so had no right to attempt it even in the face of free will

The plaintiff was to commit to therapy to deal with the morbid tendencies

The defendant was free to go, acquitted of all charges

Before he could slip away in shame, the Savior approached him

Come to Me all you who are heavy laden and I’ll give you rest; my yoke is easy and my burden is light

Why would you offer me rest after trying to hand you over to the gallows?

I’ve loved you with an everlasting love; nothing can separate you from my love

Why would you care about me, a nobody?

Because you were created in My image, after my likeness

Because you were created in My image, after my likeness

How can I stand idly by while you race to your own destruction?

How is that love?

What do I have to do?

Just let go and let Me in

Don’t despair when things get rough as they will

I’ve overcome the world to the end of the age

© Josephine Amoako 2019 – A Savior’s Suit

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