Why Pretend?

Stop drifting with the wind

Admit when you have sinned

Stop trying to deceive

Abandon make-believe


Jesus will be

Your greatest friend

He'll give you strength

To start again

He knows the truth

So why pretend?

You cannot lose

When you confess

The truth to him

He put aside

His royal place


With our corrupted human race

Although he knew

That some would spit into his face

He chose to come

To us to suffer in our place


You have a friend

You have a hope

He'll be there when

You reach the end of every rope

You're holding on

But you can never stand on air

So why pretend?

And why descend into despair?


By Vic Lortz, 8/2009