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The Body of Christ Needs to Bring H
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By James Pemberton
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Christ’ Body Must Bring Love and Healing!  Not Division!


Someone I know, quit church because

of a dispute that had arisen.

There was someone she knew… 

But she didn’t want to be near him!


She told others that she heard God’s voice in the matter.

But what followed next was a lot of gossip and chatter.


The choice she made…  She had made it very clear.

She decided that she would no longer be coming here!


I think about how God’s heart must have been broken.

By the kinds of words that she had already spoken!


I don’t think this brings honor

to Christ’ holy name.

It sounds like she just wants someone else to blame!


Jesus gave us his love to share with another.

Even if we’re having trouble

with another sister or brother.


The body of Christ needs to heal the hurt and brokenness.

We all need to seek God’s restoration and forgiveness!


Let’s apply the truth of God’s word,

for our lives to build upon!

Jesus is here!  And is always someone

that we can depend on!


As Christ’ body, we all need to pray

 that we’ll rise above…

And come together in God’s

 wholeness and eternal love!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2014

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Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 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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