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How Sheep Can Stray
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By Michael P. Johnson
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How Sheep Can Stray


What makes a sheep from Christ to stray?

What causes sheep to fall?

What makes them rise and walk away?

Or roam from stall to stall?


Some wander through a lack of meat

Seeking The Father’s will

They come to sit at Jesus’ feet

But fail to get their fill


For some it comes from lasting drought

Although The Well is deep

There’s no one near to quench their doubt

And wake them from their sleep


Some seek too high or fall so low

Some fail to see The Light

They don’t know if to come or go

Or what they do is right


Some wander when they’ve nought to do

Through talents Jesus gives

And so they seek for places new

Where freedom truly lives


Where all in Christ are classed the same

Where all may serve as planned

Where all can raise their Saviour’s name

And share the work at hand


A busy sheep’s a happy sheep

Idol; most play the fool

So while the fields are ripe to reap

We should be Heaven’s tool


Reveal the world God’s everywhere

Through Jesus Christ His Son

The work He gives for all to share

Is not just meant for one.....

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Submitted: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, April 19, 2015

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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