MERE THOUGHTS

Poem:

Who Am I To Tell You Of Jesus?

Mere Thoughts: Entirely Jesus Press

Drawing Artist Unknown

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Date: 

2019

Author:  

Pamela Ayn Austen

Who am I to tell you of Jesus?

I am the poor, whom you care nothing for,

And work hard to ignore.

I was the child abandoned and betrayed,

And you threw scraps where I lay,

Before rushing away.

 

I'm the old friend you reject,

Though your own life you deck,

Having brought mine to a wreck.

 

When you knew I was abused,

And callously bruised,

My weakness you used.

 

My legal rights you ignored and cast to the floor,

You threw justice out the door,

Though my cries you heard roar.

When you saw me hobble in pain,

No mercy could you retain,

You turned away in disdain. 

Though you saw what little I possessed,

To rob me, you were obsessed,

You left me plundered and depressed.

You believed me a whore,

Because I came to your door,

When I found kindness no more.

 

I am the sheep that is black,

Torn by the pack,

Carrying your sins on my back.

I was a lamb all alone,

Wolves gnawing me to the bone,

So you circled me to stone.

 

I am the lonely who sits in the dark,

Alone I walk through the park,

With no blessed memories to spark.

 

Who am I to tell you of Jesus?

 

I am the lost, whom he came to find;

I am the broken, whom he came to bind;

I am the poor, the cripple, the blind;

I am the contemptible he won’t leave behind.

 

When you hurt me, he healed me;

When you left me, he came to me;

When you mocked me, he soothed me;

When you schemed against me, he told me;

When you lied to me; he sent the truth to me;

When you blamed me, he forgave me;

When you hated me, he loved me.

 

Who am I to tell you of Jesus?

 

I'm the only one who can,

 the least, like me, know his plan;

How he reveals himself to the heart of a poor, humbled man.

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Published by Pamela Ayn Austen

Entirely Jesus Editor and Writer Pamela Austen has been writing compiling and publishing Christian books for Entirely Jesus since 2010.  She is a Protestant, born-again Christian, having given her life to Jesus in August of 1987, and she's been diligently studying Scripture every day since then.  Pamela lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and she is active daily in writing articles and building books that take the Gospel to the world, so that all who believe in Jesus may be saved.   

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                                                                                                        - Martin Luther