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Monday, August 22, 2005

Come as You Are

But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:30-32 (KJV)

It was said this man was of no reputation
Yet He could stop the rising storm
With a gesture of His hand
But He chose to use His hands to heal
Hearts of darkness, hearts of stone
Just like mine would be revealed

He was a man of no reputation
And by the wise, considered a fool
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
But this man of no reputation
Loved the weak with relentless affection
And He loved all those poor in spirit just as they were
He was a man of no reputation

It was said this man brought only confusion
That He'd achieve his ends by any means
And the truth that it brings revolution
And for once they were right
The truth set us free
The hearts of the captive were his only concern
And the powerful knew their days were ending

He was a man of no reputation
And by the wise, considered a fool
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
But this man of no reputation
Loved the weak with relentless affection
And He loved all those poor in spirit just as they were
He was a man of no reputation

One day soon the gates of heaven will open wide
And the Prince of Peace will come back for His bride...
But for now we live on these streets
Forbidding and tough
Where push always comes to shove
And it's said love's never enough
Where a prophet in rags gives hope to a fearful world
No injustice, no heart of darkness
Will keep this voice from being heard

He was a man of no reputation
And by the wise, considered a fool
When He spoke about faith and forgiveness
In a time when the strongest arms ruled
But this man of no reputation
Loves us all with relentless affection
And He loves all those poor in spirit, come as you are
To the man of no reputation
.

1 Comments:

  • Amen brother! I went to our homeless friend today at the bridge. One of them is missing. I've spent the day talking with his family and going through police booking logs...WEW! We had prayed with him last week to follow his dreams of finishing college and everything. He had a look that he wanted to tell us something--he has a drug problem that he has not confessed to, but I think that was only part of it. My husband searched his tent today, where we found his dad's address...there was a Bible, notes and evidence that he was reading it. His family turn out to be beleivers, but they do not beleive that he is saved. There has been rumor of a dead body found, but we cannot verify it. Please pray for him--Jason and for us as we look for him. Thanks.

    By Blogger Teresa, at 8/23/2005 12:59:00 AM  

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