Poems 19


If Jesus is who He says He is,
If Jesus can do all He said He can do,
If Jesus can be all He has promised to be,
If Jesus will come like He said He would come,
If Jesus loves you like He said He loves you,
You have no reason to worry or fear,
and every reason to be at rest.

Roy Lessin

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 NKJV


If He weren’t exalted,
I would be down!
If He weren’t my joy,
I'd be wearing a frown.

If He weren’t guiding,
I'd stay in my seat.
If He weren’t triumphant,
I'd live in defeat.

If He weren’t the Master,
Where would I go?
If He weren’t the Physician,
Who'd heal my soul?

If He weren’t the Teacher,
How could I learn?
If He weren’t the Answer,
Where would I turn?

If He weren’t Jesus
I’d be in my sin;
If He weren’t the Victor,
I never could win.

If He weren’t the High Priest
I wouldn’t have a prayer.
If He weren’t my peace
I’d be loaded with care.

If He weren’t the Shepherd
I simply would roam.
If He weren’t in heaven
I wouldn’t have a home.

Roy Lessin


When anything in life brings pain,
Or anyone upsets my day,
If I can build a bridge to God
His peace will chase my fears away.
When problems leave me tense, unstrung,
And peace of mind cannot be found,
If I can build a bridge of faith,
He'll lift me up to higher ground.
If I can build a bridge of trust
To span the tensions of my day,
God's grace and understanding love
Will be a light upon my way.
No difficulty large or small,
Can come between my Lord and me
If I can build a bridge of prayer
To feel His presence constantly.

Author unknown

Be Grateful

"How’s life?" someone asks.
And we who have been resurrected from the dead say,
Well, things could be better.
Or… I couldn’t get a parking place.
Or…My parents won’t let me move to Hawaii.
Or… People won’t leave me alone so I can finish my sermon on selfishness.

Are you so focused on what you don’t have that you are blind to what you do?
If so, then come. Come thirsty. Come and drink deeply from God’s goodness.

You have a ticket to heaven no thief can take,
an eternal home no divorce can break.
Every sin of your life has been cast into the sea.
Every mistake you’ve made is nailed to the tree.
You are blood-bought and heaven-made.
A child of God—forever saved.
So be grateful, joyful—for isn’t it true?
What you don’t have is much less than what you do!

Max Lucado
From A Love Worth Giving