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Does Anyone Care or Understand?
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By James Pemberton
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Does Anybody Understand?


Dear Lord, many in church

 don’t know or comprehend…

The many trials and struggles

 I’ve had within!


They all claim to be “Christians.”

 This is what they say.

But none of them will

“give me the time of day!”


Rather than offering a hand

 of friendship like they could…

Any desire ”to get together”

 are clearly misunderstood!


They didn’t return the messages

when I gave them a call.

Is being a part of this “family”

 really worth it all???


It’s like they’re ready to “pounce on me” for the kill…

It’s pretty obviously they’re not doing God’s will!


Lord Jesus, I suppose I’m now beginning to see…

Many who claim to follow you are not

 what they pretend to be!


When someone stumbles....

 Please watch out!

Loving them is what God’s

FAMILY really is about!


A “Christian” family is more

 than just words alone!

It’s being Christ’ example... 

Both in and our of our home!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 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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