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A Son Who Turned His Back on God
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By James Pemberton
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A Son Who Turned His Back On God…


I know of a son who turned his back on the God he once knew!

Praying for him, was all that his family could hope to do!


The truths taught to him as a child, he now began to reject!

Spending an eternity without God…  He refused to accept!


He told his friends, about his “newfound theology.”

It sounded like he found some new kind of psychology.


Rather than accept the truth of God’s word, as he would find.

He would twist scripture to fit his own state of mind!


He would say; “the God of heaven and hell doesn’t exist.”

“It doesn’t matter how you live!”  Is what he’d insist!


He rejected God’s gift and wonderful plan of salvation…

And chose to believe “whatever fit his own situation.”


I began to see his life sputter from a hurtful heart.

It just seemed like everything around him “fell apart.”


God wanted to help, but he didn’t believe he needed him!

God was there!  But he made it clear that he didn’t believe him!


Many years went by, and this son started growing old.

He became a bitter and broken person, I’ve been told!


He did his best to remove God from his family and home.

Now, it was just him!  And he was all alone!


Then one night, he cried out and called on Jesus’ name!

And confessed of all of his sin, guilt and shame!


This son, who had drifted from God for so many years…

Was filled with a true love, and a joy that brought tears!


He had returned to God!  And God changed him!

God will always be faithful!  And will never leave him!


Won’t you too, accept the life that God wants to give you?

He can change your life!  Just because he LOVES YOU!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 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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