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The Prodigal Brother...
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By James Pemberton
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The Prodigal Brother!


I have a brother, who once loved God and his word!

It was God’s call on his life, that he once heard!


He was raised in church and taught God’s ways!
And promised to serve him all of his days!


But, as he grew older, he began to really doubt.

What God’s purpose of salvation was about!


He began to deny the power of the cross!

And refused to believe that ANY were lost!


He twisted God’s word, into his own meaning!

There are many lies, that he’s now believing!


He wrote to friends about his new found belief.

He had a new found storytelling with no relief!


How did this brother turn from God so fast?

Why does he believe these lies?  Others asked!


As time went by, this brother became confused…

It was him, not God, who began to lose!


In a matter of time, his life began to “fall apart.”

As deception slowly crept into his stubborn heart!


God’s truth, that he rejected, can set him free!

And turn his life around!  For eternity!


We all need to love and serve God from within!

And accept his total forgiveness of sin!


God’s word is true!  And will never be put to shame!

May we NEVER forget the power in his name!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2015


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Submitted: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

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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