Friday, February 02, 2007

For A Christian

IF
If you can stand before false accusations
And lift your head in grace
and face the lies;
If you can join in other's celebrations
While your life falls in ruin
before your eyes;
If you can grieve with others who are
grieving,
Yet find in Christ a peace beyond
all griefs;
If you can love those who are unbelieving,
and yet stand firm and sure on your beliefs.
If you can lose all wealth and earthly treasure
And count it as the loss of so much dust;
If you can scorn success by mortal measure,
Striving for rewards that cannot rust;
If you can put your hand to Christian labor,
Be buried with Christ, your sins all put to end;
If everyday you can love your neighbor,
you will be a Christian then, my friend.
Ramona K. Cecil


I have this inscribed on a plaque that hangs on my bedroom wall. During a fiery trial a few years ago, I stumbled upon this. Many times I have read it with tears streaming down my face from a broken heart. Don't misunderstand, I don't replace the word or the comfort my dear Lord gives me with this. It's just a reminder that life happens and heartaches are certain on the path that leads us home. I hope you will be comforted too.

8 comments:

lady of value said...

Wise words, greatly needed. Thanks Debbie.

Denise said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, it is really beautiful.

BrideOfChrist said...

Awesome words :) Thank you for sharing!

BrideOfChrist said...

Awesome words :) Thank you for sharing!

Unashamed said...

The glorious thing is that I cannot do any of things thing apart from Christ, but "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength".

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

This is so true, Anita! BTW, did you get the last comment on my previous post? If not, here it is:

Oh Anita, don't worry about it! I was kidding......... I made reference to it more than you did. We need that IM feature on here.... I think that would be nice!

Anonymous said...

Debbie!!!! Laughing with joy here! I had NO IDEA you are ... ya know...YOU!!LOL!!! I am sooo thrilled you popped on over and said something!..I already know I love what you write about...you're in next Friday's "feature" ;)!! (the other gals from our old 'haunt' are there today...). Hugs, Eileen @ http://halfwayhome.wordpress.com