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'Christian' Relatives
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By James Pemberton
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“Christian” Relatives…


Dear Lord, my relatives don’t know

 or even comprehend…

The many trials and struggles I’ve had within!


They all claim to be “Christians.”

 This is what they say.

But none of them will “give me the time of day!”


Rather than offering a hand of friendship

 like they could…

Any desire ”to get together”

 are clearly misunderstood!


They refused to talk when I tried

 to give them a call.

Is being a part of this “family”

 really worth it all???


It’s like they’re ready to “pounce on me”

for the kill…

It’s pretty obviously they’re not

doing God’s will!


Lord Jesus…  I’m now beginning to see…

Many who claim to follow you are not

 what they pretend to be!


When someone in the family sins.

 Please watch out!

Loving them is what God’s

FAMILY really is about!


A Christian family is more

 than just words alone!

It’s being Christ’ example... 

Both in and out of the home!



By Jim Pemberton    2012

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Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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