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August 22, 2019

Proud To Follow
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By Louis Gander
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Proud To Follow

Some are quite embarrassed when
their pride gets in the way.
They can't defend a hero who
is still brushed off today.
 
So tell me, what is wrong with Him,
...a Man who healed the blind?
...a Man who healed a withered hand?
...a Man who was so kind?
 
I'm proud to be a follower
of He who loved so much,
of He who sacrificed for me -
whose hands I'll one day touch.
 
I'll hold those strong and loving hands
when I am rid of earth -
for He has given me new life
through this, my second birth.
 
He died so I might live again
and never more in sin.
That's right.  A new creation here.
I have been 'born again'!
 
So go ahead, if that's your wish -
just joke and laugh and sneer -
but I know where I'm headed now.
I'm getting out of here!
 
I gave my life to Jesus, all -
escaping sin's great chain.
I'm free as I could ever be.
In Him I will remain.
 
Though at times this world is harsh,
I sing when life is grim.
I'm thankful that He saved my soul
and proud to follow Him!
 
©2018 louis gander


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Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2018

Last Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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