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Are You too Busy to Spend time With
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By James Pemberton
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Are You Too Busy to Spend time With Me?


Forgive me, my Christian brother…

 I don’t mean to intrude.

I know that you’ve been pretty busy...

 I don’t want to be rude…


You told me you’re too busy.  And don’t care…

But I can’t find anyone else to talk to…  Anywhere!


I was hoping for just a few minutes of your time…

But you almost act like “I’ve committed a crime…”


I think of the parable of the priest,

levite or good Samaritan...

The Samaritan seen a hurting man

And took care of him!


The other two represented “the church” of the day.

They simply passed up the beaten man

without a word to say!


There’s people like him that surround

you with various needs…

Perhaps you need to go where

 the Holy Spirit leads!


Rather than making excuses of just

 how busy you seem to be…

What you do or do not do will

impact someone’s eternity!


May the love of Christ compel us

 into HIS love in action...

Reaching others for HIM must be done

 with a heart of compassion!


May the love of Christ stir us

 and daily be a reminder.

To those around us… May we be sensitive and kinder!


Christ was never too busy for me. 

He is always there!

May I be his example to other people…. 



By Jim Pemberton     2012


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Submitted: Monday, December 24, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 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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