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I Remember... the Words of Life
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By James Pemberton
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I Remember…     The Words Of Life!



I remember reading the Bible as a young man.

The words of life.  I wanted to know and understand.


I remember keeping the Bible close by my bed.

Every day  I would read what it said.


I remember wanting to know it’s meaning.

And to search the truth God was revealing!


I remember the words were what I needed!

I wanted to know God’s word before I proceeded!


As the years went by... And I started growing old.

I didn’t read it   And forgot much of what it told.


As struggles and problems in my life began to appear

The word of God I once knew… 

Seemed to “disappear.”


I no longer knew the

word of God like I once did.

I was “doing my own thing.” 

And “Living how I wanted to live.”


I didn’t have the excitement and joy I once had.

I felt out worn out.  Defeated.

 And very sad.


I decided to once again find God’s holy book.

And opened it up…  For just one more look!


As I read… I could hardly believe what I was seeing!

God’s truth and love I now was receiving!


The words I read were “tugging at my heart”.

I wanted to give God another chance…  A fresh start!


The more I read about Jesus’ power and redemption…

He's brought to my life mercy and salvation!


The words he’s spoken are everlasting and sweet!

And by his word…   My life is complete!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2011



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Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, October 7, 2011

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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