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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

When I Say. . . .

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CHRISTIANS

By Maya Angelou


When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean living."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say ... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I
have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier that thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow!

2 comments:

chrisd said...

Beautiful post-I like Maya Angelou!

Megan said...

Ooh, I'm totally digging this poem!