I have a monster who lives in my basement, I know!
He’s been there for about 35 years or so.
He has 4 eyes a giant nose and a huge appetite,
He eats so much food I have to feed him 3 times every night!
I do my best to keep him hidden away,
If my friends saw him I don’t know what they’d say.
The problem is that he’s getting bigger all the time,
Last week he gained about 30 pounds, not counting the slime!
And when he gets mad you wouldn’t believe the nasty scent
which comes up through the chimney and then through the vent.
Once he popped his gnarly head out the door,
I had to convince my neighbor it was a shadow and nothing more.
Years ago he was tiny little thing
Who hardly ate more than a chicken wing.
It wasn’t much to keep him fed,
At night he didn’t even get me out of bed.
I thought, “Now, this is not so bad,
As long as I give him a little food, he’s glad.
No one can fault me if I keep this monster a little longer,
I’ll be sure to get rid of him before he gets bigger and stronger.”
I kept saying that to myself every day of every week
But something kept me from getting rid of that freak.
At first it was fun to have him around:
When I played with him he’d make this cute little sound.
“I can give you just a few more minutes,” I’d say
“Then I’ll have to go and get on with my day.”
We’d meet regularly for 15 mins or more,
Then it was an hour sometimes three or even four.
Now I spend almost all my time with that thief
And he throws giant fits when I don’t bring him roast beef!
I’m tired my poor bones just ache
But I can’t stop now because I know what’s at stake!
If I let him out he’ll run all over town
Spreading his terrible stink around.
Then I figured what would be best:
I’d slaughter that beast and finally get some rest.
I tiptoed down the stairs quiet as can be
Only to find him waiting for me!
“You can’t kill me,” he said with a sneer.
“Just try and I’ll prove that it’s quite impossible, my dear.”
I raised the knife into the air with a start
Then brought it down swiftly into the old monster’s heart.
He looked at me strangely with eyes all aglow
Then said, “Fool, there’s something you should know.
My heart and your heart are one and the same,
You can’t kill me because you’re really the one to blame!”
We have a problem
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jer 17:9
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies; Matthew 15:19
We have hope
So that if any one is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
For He has made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:17, 21