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Is There a Fence around Your Heart?
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By James Pemberton
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Is There AaFence
 around Your Heart?
 
A Christian brother has gotten
 you all upset,
 What he’s done to you—
 you can’t forget.
 
It was something he said to you
 just the other day.
You think, “why doesn’t he
 just go away!”
 
To your friends and neighbors,
  you’ve talked about
this “offense.”
But around your heart—
you’re building “a fence.”
 
Why haven’t you climbed this “fence”
to make amends with your brother?
Thereby neglecting the command to
serve and love one another.
 
Don’t allow your love to become
 harsh and rude,
For your kids will quickly pick
 up your attitude.
 
Now is the time—no matter
 what the cost,
To reconcile with your brother—
bringing all to the cross!
 

By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2008


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Submitted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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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