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Consider Those in Jail
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By Michael P. Johnson
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     Consider those in Jail

Life’s commission is on the street

Dividing Heaven’s bread

We’ve learned our craft at Jesus’ feet

To raise the walking dead


We need to think of them in jail

Through Satan lost and blind

It matters not how much we fail

But if the lost we find


We’re not confined behind church walls

We’re saved to serve God’s Son

For work outside, Salvation calls

Where much can still be done


We’re taught in pubs we shouldn’t go

Hell’s den we’re not to plough

Yet where on earth would Jesus sow?

If He was still here now!


The world’s the field of Christ today

There is; no place taboo

When anchored firm, not one will stray

When truly born anew


“Go preach the word” is God’s command

“Teach all who dwell the earth

So that the world may understand

Through Christ there’s second birth”


In palace royal in public bar

Establishments of shame

God’s servants teach where sinners are

And lift up Jesus’ name


We must go forth to spread the Light

Even when frail and old

In Heaven’s strength we’ve won the fight

When Jesus calls His fold.....

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Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2013

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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