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Called to Serve
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By Michael P. Johnson
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        Called to Serve

“When serving self, you fail to see

Nor care; how others fare

But Jesus comes to set you free

Your services to share –Jn.13:5-17

 

How can you say the job’s not mine?

The flock’s not mine to feed? –Jn.10:12

It’s not for me to pour life’s wine?

Nor spread Salvation’s Seed –Mt.28:19

 

How long must Zion hear my cry?

My call to rise and shine

From lack of knowledge, many die

And all of them are mine!

 

Let no one be of any doubt

It’s through the church; they’ll know

My holy word has long gone out

Allow life’s water flow

 

The Truth will set my children free

When Zion lends a hand

I’ll flood the rivers, fill the sea

I’ll cause to understand

 

Broaden the truth now far and wide

Sow deep life’s Seed of Light

Invite lost souls to come inside

Equip the blind with sight

 

Receive the least, rescue from shame

Regard each tare and weed –Mt.13:29

Cut free those bound for endless flame

Show love to all in need

 

You’re called by grace to serve mankind

My sheep with truth to feed

So guide the lost, inform the blind

To die, there’s no more need” –Jn.17:20…..


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Submitted: Sunday, January 20, 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 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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