UPDATE: I have replaced the previously posted poem with the original version that is written by Carol Wimmer. Beautifully written and articulates well what it’s like to be a Christian.
I know I’m not perfect, and so many things in my day to day life will remind me of this fact, but I’ve accepted the Perfect One as my Savior. I thank Him that He was willing to save me, and help me along the way in this life.
In the closing of our Bible study today, scripture was studied in Revelation; it just made me excited to see heaven. I know that may sound cheesy to some, but I really had a feeling of anticipation come over me.
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” Revelation 21:23 (NIV)
I cannot even fathom how awesome it would be to be in the presence of such glowing glory that you wouldn’t even need the sun to shine. How about this next verse? I look forward to the day with no more…
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
WHEN I SAY, “I AM A CHRISTIAN” by Carol Wimmer
When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting, “I am saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost! That’s why I chose this way”
When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble—needing God 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 that I’ve failed and cannot ever pay the debt
When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught
When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are all 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 heartache, 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