Sunday, 29 June 2008

I am a Christian

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"

I'm whispering, "I get lost!
That's why I chose this way"


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't speak with human pride

I'm confessing that I stumble
-needing God to be my guide


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not trying to be strong

I'm professing that I'm weak
and pray for strength to carry on


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not bragging of success

I'm admitting that I've failed
and cannot ever pay the debt


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't think I know it all

I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not claiming to be perfect

My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I'm worth it


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I still feel the sting of pain

I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I do not wish to judge

I have no authority
--I only know I'm loved


by Carol Wimmer

4 comments:

lilly's bean said...

i love this. be nice for you and steve to pop to our church one sunday. x x x thinking of you for tomorrow x

jj said...

This is a beautiful poem, it's an expression the whole world needs to see, and lose those stupid ideas that christians are supposed to be perfect! Not even close.

I think you should use it in some of your mixed media somehow!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you so much, I have never read this. It's so beautiful, and so very true. I'm so glad I found your blog.
xo Lidy

Niecey said...

Absolutely.