Those who can Shepherd Jesus' lambs, have my deep respect,
Everyone of Christian Name, Disciplship should be,
His Truth we must follow circumspect,
To keep 'well pruned' His Family Tree.
Inspired by an article, in the local papaer, about Rev. Steve Bales' Salvation story (authored without permission). Hope you like it:
By Arley Steinhour 022512
I read a Christian's story, on Gazette site,
About, being forgiven, without a fight,
He said, just to give up, surrender to Jesus,
Redemption price paid by Blood, shed for us.
Too easy, too easy, I think they would say,
It's must be tough, so I'll do it my way,
That voice in my heart can never be right,
To win my salvation, I'll stand up and fight.
I fell on my face, when I tripped on his word,
I yelled, somebody tripped me, but nobody heard,
No one was there, but me and the floor,
The bare walls, had nothing more than a door;
Tried to go left, fell flat on my face,
Ran another direction, in the very same place,
I truly got tired of no work working here,
I finally broke down, whispered words for your ear;
Dear Lord, please forgive me, this sinning man,
Wash me clean with your blood, as was your plan,
There's naught I can do, to redeem my soul,
Only your blood has value, achieving that goal.
Fill my heart with your Spirit, up to the brim,
Make me a part of you, I repent sin through him,
Eternal, this binding, a Marriage Contract,
You paid my Bride Price, I now learn how to act.
Things that I do, from this point, of my story,
Belongs only to you, and to you, the Glory,
Words I now say, from Spirit filled heart,
Disciples my life, to an everyday part.
I'll put on my collar, wear suit of black,
Take the trials of this world on my back,
I'll shepherd my congregation with loving care,
Knowing you're with me, each step, you share.