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A Young Man with a Heavy Load...
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By James Pemberton
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A Young Man With A Heavy Load…


I was watching a young man walking down my road.

I could tell that he was sad and carrying a “heavy load.”


You see his dad had recently “up and left the home.”

Now he and his mom were left all alone!


I could tell it was hard for him to hold back the tears.

Especially after being with his dad for so many years!


I don’t think that parents think about what they say and do.

They can hurt and betray the one who said; “I love YOU!”


When this happens…  I know that the heart of God is hurting..

Too many couples are together, but their eyes “keep flirting.”


They feel happy to have a family, but soon it’s not enough…

And quickly run out when things get “tough.”


The dishonesty, lying and cheating are too commonplace…

I’ve seen the heartache and pain upon a loved one’s face.


Jesus knows all about the hurt and pain that this can cause.

He also knows about the “friction” caused by the “in-laws.”


For the one that may be thinking of leaving his or her family…

You may think it’s fun now…  But you’re not going to be happy!


Whatever is tugging at your heart now may seem “appealing.”

But it’s the love from your spouse and kids that you’re stealing!


I challenge you to be the man or woman

of God he wants you to be!

You need to be with the family God gave you! 

 Can’t you see???


Come on back and spend the quality

 time you need to spend.

Your family and children need you both

 as a parent and a friend!


Allow the love of Jesus Christ to bind

your hearts together!

May his peace and joy comfort you now and forever!


Allow your home to be filled with the love

 of God’s precious son!

May he bring your family together

in unity…  As ONE!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2012

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Submitted: Monday, March 5, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 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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