Sunday, May 5

Sunday Love: When I say I'm a Christian...

I posted this on Facebook this week
but it says it so perfectly.
Just wanted to share this with you...

I'm a Christian
By Maya Angelou

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.

         Maya Angelou

Seriously. We're all so broken.
We all need so much grace.
Every day.
 
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4 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem! I haven't heard this one before and I love Maya Angelou. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. My favorite piece of art is Be still and know that I am God.
    Amy

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  3. I've never come across that poem before. It's so true! Thanks for introducing me to it.
    Tracy

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