Like a fish with a hook in its mouth,
You caught me.
In a moment of panic, I cried out for
you in desperation.
As my life flashed before my eyes, I
discovered You in captivation.
Not ready to be caught, I fought the
hook, trying to spit it out.
You didn't fight me, but let me run with
it, so blind.
Ever so often You jerked the line to let
me know You were still there
hadn't given up on me, brought peace to
my fragile mind.
Not ready to be caught, I looked for
adventure and excitement.
Why do I run, fighting Your hook? Why do
I resist being caught?
Riding the rails on a freight train, my
thoughts turned to You, a lot.
Like the fish with the hook in its
mouth, you reeled me in from time to
You continued to let me go, returning to
sinful ways and stubbornness.
How long will Your patience last, I
wondered, in my distress.
Your patience exhausted me, breaking me
down, little by little.
The battle for my soul continued to rage
on in non-committal.
My soul grew weary as I encountered a
series of disillusionments.
What is it that was resisted? Was it
Your unfailing love or fear of
I was lost in in a spiritual maze of
mixed up philosophies and wonder.
What was it that I discovered so long
ago that now draws me near?
I sensed the day coming, but still
didn’t give in. In stubbornness, it was
Lost in a state of confusion, I wanted
to but didn’t quite know how.
You blindsided me, being caught in a
hypnotic trance, I decided.
In a moment intense struggle, worn out
from the fight, You won as I caved.
The battle was over as You wrapped me in
the arms of Your lovingkindness.
Your patience and kindness took every
opportunity, waiting to intercept.
You outwitted my stubbornness and
deception without force, drawing me.
You led me to a moment of awe-inspiring
revelation as my spirit leapt.
You were there at the end of my road
with arms wide open, waiting.
It was You I was looking for all along,
I realized. Why did I wait in
I am forever grateful for Your diligent
pursuit of a lost soul, now caught.
(This poem expresses my personal
I have also
written a book about my testimony titled
“The Adventures of Space and Hobo.”