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By Geneva Poynter
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Timothy was Paul’s right-hand man.
Paul said that he had no one else like him.
Timothy stood firm. He had lots of “sand.”
Paul sent him to Philippi to help them. 

He gave up comfort for the Truth,
Loved the Lord more than his own agenda.
He did all this while he was but a youth,
Not being fed from someone’s credenza.

He cared more for them than himself.
He was genuine and useful to God.
Love puts my own self-int’rest on the shelf,
Helping others while I live on earth’s sod.

Timothy learned from Christ and Paul.
He was most useful as a follower.
Christ captured his heart and he gave his all.
May my commitment not be shallower.

Note: My pastor once compared our discipleship
to Christ to an intern following a doctor around and
carefully learning from him.


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Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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