Friday, November 25, 2011

Who Is My Neighbor?

All his money stolen,
    he laid there by the road.
A bleeding Jew was robbed,
    and now...
    his story must be told.
Left for dead, he lay there...
    no shoes upon his feet.
What will happen,
    to this man...
    lying in the street?

A priest came by,
    and saw him.
But gave no comfort,
    or aid.
Crossing to...
    the other side.
He left him...
    where he laid.

A Levite soon...
    would come along.
He looked...
    for just a while.
But gave no thought...
    to helping him.
Not even...
    a comforting smile.

But then a certain man...
    would come.
And when he saw,
    this Jew
He looked...
    with great compassion,
    and...
    he knew just what to do.

He bandaged up...
    the wounded man.
And placed him,
    on his steed.
He headed towards...
    a local inn.
Not finished...
    with his deed.

Before he left,
    the next day.
He spoke...
    instructive words:
Please, care for...
    this man...
    I’ve helped.
And when I...
    come again.
I’ll pay you all...
    the charges for...
    his stay here...
    at your inn.
"

Jesus asks...
    this question.
To all...
    who are set free.
"Which of you...
    is neighbor to...
    the helpless ones...
    you see?
"

Do likewise as...
    the Samaritan.
Show mercy...
    to those in need.
Teach others who...
    do not know.
True love...
    reveals our deeds.

                                Poem written by MTJ

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Do You Care Lord?

Do You care Lord?
Do You really care?

Yes, I care about you...
    the life you live,
    your acts of love,
    and the things you do.

I care about the orphan child
    who cries herself to sleep.
I care about the elderly man,
    whose voice was once so deep.

I care about the widow,
    who feels so all alone.
I care about the homeless ones,
    who have no house or home.

I care about the unemployed,
    the ones without a job.
I care about the thieving ones,
    who prey on those they rob.

I care about the things you say,
    and will you say what’s true.
I really care, my child I care...
I really care for you.
                                Poem written by MTJ

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Love Like You

Love Like Jesus

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another." (John 13:34, NKJV
A new commandment...
    You gave to us.
To love like You.
Love one another...
    love as brothers.
In so doing...
    we love like You.

In the garden...we laid...
    while You knelt and prayed.
Can I love like You?
A little while later...You wept,
    while we...still slept.
Will I ever...
    love like You?

On the road lay a man...
    beaten and robbed.
Some saw him there...
    but just didn't care.
Shaking their heads...
    forgetting what was said.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
That’s loving, like You!

On the way to Golgotha...
    some would laugh,
    while others jeered.
Some would cry,
    and others would cheer.
They couldn’t receive...
A love like You.

You hung on that cross...
    for the hopelessly lost.
It was love in You!
You gave up the ghost...
    witnessed by the heavenly host.
Declaring, the love in You.

You rose from the grave...
    so the lost could be saved.
That’s the love of You!
Filled with Your Spirit...
    I’ll let others hear it.
I’ll love like You!

                                Poem written by MTJ

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Friday, November 4, 2011

You Came

Jesus Christ Came
"For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me."(John 17:8, NIV)

Lost and alone.
No home of my own.
But You came.

Sinking, in a sea of sin,
No one there, to pull me in.
But You came.

Trouble circled all around me.
How, could I ever get free?
Until You came?

You came Lord, for me.
On the wings of a dove.
Setting me free,
By the power of God’s love.

What can I do?
In this world without you?
Lord, You came!

Where could I go?
What would I know?
Til You came!

I cannot hide,
This truth inside.
That You came!

You came Lord, for me.
On the wings of a dove.
Setting me free,
By the power of God’s love.
Poem written by MTJ


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