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When I Say…”I am a Christian”

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When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I am saved”
I’m whispering “I get lost!”
“That is why I chose this way.”

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need someone 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 I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are 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 heartaches
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.

Used by permission
copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer

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1 comment to When I Say…”I am a Christian”

  • Khonzeka Lady K Dywili

    Totally love this poem. It makes one to search why they’re saved. It makes one 2 search the purpose of them being saved and it makes one to look deeper into salvation…as to what it really is and what it stands for.
    This poem really inspires me. Thank you for sharing it

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