Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good Shepherd

 The Shepherd loves His sheep
He’s sad when they get lost
At times they choose to stray
Once saved at such a cost

He takes the time to train them
To listen to His voice
To follow His commands
But still, they have a choice

He tells them not to want
To act like Him and share
Then led to calm waters
He restores them there

They’re led down righteous paths
And guided where to go
All taught of what is good
So that His ways they'll know

Though death may come their way
To try to kill the sheep
They do not fear evil
Remembering, “He’s with me.”

The Shepherd’s staff has taught
The ones who don’t know how
To keep them on the straight path
That leads beyond the clouds

A table is prepared
Before their enemies' eyes
For the one the Lord anoints
Whose cup will not run dry

Both good and love shall follow
The sheep now and forever
And soon one day, someplace
They’ll all be together

-- C.V., girl, age 14


My daughter brought to me this poem that she wrote, based on Psalm 23.  I provided some help with a few of the stanzas.


Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. Poems on this site may be copied and used for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper credit and backlink to this blog is given.  No commercial use allowed without express permission from author. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

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