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Will You Be There For Your Brother?
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By James Pemberton
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Will You Be There For Your Brother?


A brother had a funeral service. 

You didn’t attend.

This was once someone that you

 called a “friend.”


Was it just “fate” that determined

 the choice you made?

Are relationships in life just

 “one big charade?”


Christ said to love your brother

 as you love yourself.

Or has the true love of God been

“put on a shelf?”


Too often, relationships turn into

harsh words spoken.

Then what once was a “strong bond,”

 is quickly broken.


We shall all stand before God

on that judgment day.

We need to really think about

 what we do and say.


When your funeral happens is

“anyone’s guess.”

Who will attend?.  Who’ll be

your “guests?”


Let’s make the most of our life

in the days ahead.

Before we know it, one day, we’ll all be dead.


A life filled with Godly decisions

 is truly the key.

If we wish to enjoy a life in Christ

 so abundantly!


By Jim Pemberton 



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Submitted: Monday, July 12, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2021

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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