Thursday, May 31, 2007

To My Women Friends...This Is A Lovely Poem!

Christians
by Maya Angelou

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
that a man should have to seek Him first to find her."
When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven."
When I say... "I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble And need Christ 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 need His strength to carry on.
When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed And need God to clean my mess.
When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible But, God believes I am worth it.
When I say... "I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches So I call upon His name.
When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Pretty is as Pretty does... but beautiful is just plain beautiful!

6 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh how beautiful, Pat. I had never heard this before. Says it all so well doesn't it?
Susan

Tina said...

I just love that Pam. Beautiful!

Happymama said...

She always has great poems. I love to hear her read them. She has such a strong voice.

~Kristi

Just Mom said...

I love this. I also happen to like Maya Angelou. Thanks for posting this. :-D

Mishel said...

Awww, thanks for sharing that beautiful poem, Pam! : )

Jodi said...

Beautiful!