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What Does It Mean to Follow Christ?
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By James Pemberton
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What Does It Mean to Follow Christ?


Jesus…   For me you suffered

and sacrificed…

I’ve been blessed, and have

things that are nice!


I’ve been content and happy…

I enjoy a beautiful home..,

A nice car and family!


With all of this, who could ask

 for anything more?

But to daily follow Christ? 

What is the meaning for ?


Jesus told the rich man to sell that we had.

 And give to the needy.

Have I been living for myself?

Have I been selfish and greedy?


The cross of Christ, in my life,

must have a daily effect!

Jesus gave his life for mine. 

This I must not forget!


I need to remember the cross! 

The symbol of suffering and shame…

And kneel before my lord in

humbleness to HIS name!


By Jim Pemberton     (c) 2013


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Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013

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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