Sunday, February 4, 2007

Christians

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin".
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 than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
who received God's good grace, somehow. by Maya Angelou

4 comments:

Sioux said...

Lovely and Amen.

Betzie said...

Very pretty...I love Maya Angelou's work and her words are always so meaningful.

Beth said...

Maya is one of my favorites, and so is that poem! Its awesome!

Tracey said...

Wonderful poem. So glad I stumbled upon it this morning!