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Have We Anything in Common?
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By James Pemberton
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Have We Anything in Common?

I wanted to talk--my life has hit
"rock bottom."
You said "No--we've nothing in common."

I thought we did...we both go
to the same church.
For some fellowship,
I'll begin a new search.

Many Sundays... My voice
goes unheard.
While in your hand, you were
 carrying God's word.

Are there others who'd spend
a minute of their time?
Or am I just a shadow whom they
 would leave behind?

I thought the blood of Jesus
 was our common thread.
What are we doing here?
Are we spiritually dead?

I hope that with me, you
won't just "push aside."
Wasn't it also for me--that our saviour died?

You meet different people every day.
How do you react to others
whom God brings your way?

May God's Holy spirit
convict you to spend
Your time with others--
not just those you call "friend."

Being Christ' s example is truly
a blessing indeed.
Reaching out to the hurting--those in need.

This is where Christianity really starts.
When we reach out to the
hurting and broken hearts.

By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2009

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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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