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Try Their Shoes
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Try Their Shoes


When saved and strong in Jesus Christ 

Born of The Crimson Flow

Our lives may well be sacrificed

For those who’d fall below


For those still lost by Satan bound

Those blind to Heaven’s Way

Who could in Christ be safe and sound?

If only we’d obey


If in their shoes we’d walk a while

Sampling life as these 

Recalling then each personal trial

When safely on our knees


Through Jesus’ love God gave His Light

Revealing us The Truth

Giving us strength to stand to fight

And grace to serve since youth


Now standing tall looking ahead

We’d see if wisdom’s yours 

We too could now be walking dead

Still blind to Heaven’s doors


But thank The Lord for all His grace 

For all His selfless love

We’ll leave one day this gruelling place

We’ll rise to life above


Till then, we need to others turn

Help neighbours in the dark

Whose souls for Christ would thrive and burn

If we were Heaven’s spark


Come let’s ignite their hearts today

Lets be the source at hand

Let’s share God’s love lets show The Way

Into The Promised Land….. 

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Submitted: Monday, June 27, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2016

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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