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Jesus(Not Drugs)...Is Our Hope!
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By James Pemberton
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Jesus...(Not drugs) Is Our Hope!

There was a time when I felt

so lonely and forsaken.

Everything I had was either gone or taken.

I lost all hope and had

no place to stay.

Just trying to get through another day.

I thought that drugs would

give me what I needed.

The “danger signs” in life,

I no longer heeded.

I soon learned about “joints” and “tricks.”

All I lived for, was to get “another fix.”

I felt no right or wrong, no guilt or shame.

Then one night an “angel of mercy”

called my name.

Jesus loves you” were whispered

into my ear.

Without help-I knew—death was so near!

This “angel” gave me a place to rest my head.

He saw that I was clothed,

bathed, and fed.

His words were filled with a message of hope.

I soon gave up all of my

drugs and dope.

This “angel of God” gave me an invitation.

And soon I received God's wonderful salvation.

I traded my “ashes”for God's

mercy and grace.

I now have joy in my heart & a smile on my face.

God's love can do what no drugs

could ever do!

He's here right now... He is waiting for YOU!!

By Jim Pemberton © 2008

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Submitted: Monday, March 3, 2008

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012

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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