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Poem: Because You’re Mine
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Poem: Because You’re Mine

April 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In her poem, sophomore Sarah Miles paints a touching picture of an intimate God and an honest, struggling sinner. In our helplessness, despair, and endless questions, Because You’re Mine is a reminder of God’s incredible love that He lavishly pours onto people like us.

Because You’re Mine
By Sarah Miles ‘10

Forgive me, Father,
For I have sinned.

Every moment of every day,
In every action, in every movement,
In all I do,
Sin is there.

Why, Lord, would you want me?
Why, Lord, would you care?

Because you’re mine.

I ponder. I wonder.
I think this thought through.

Why, Lord, would I sin,
If I belong to you?

Dear child, it began long ago,
In a garden, with a man and a woman,
Named Adam and Eve.

Oh, I say, that,
And I think that I know.
But I know nothing,
I can’t comprehend.

Why, Lord, did you let it happen?
Why don’t you make it stop?

What would that accomplish?
What do I have to prove?

But what about me?
What am I supposed to do?

Trust me.
Believe.
I will save you.

But, Lord, sin!
Sin is everywhere!
I can’t escape!

Why should I go on?
Why should I trust?
Why should I hope?

Because,
He says,
You’re mine.

Sarah is a sophomore at MIT pursuing a degree in Literature, as well as taking classes in management and mathematics. She loves being a part of the Christian community at MIT and looks forward to the amazing things God is going to do on the MIT campus!

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