Christians — by Maya Angelou

Christians– by Maya  Angelou  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean livin”  

I’m whispering ‘I was lost, now I’m found and forgiven.’  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I don’t speak of this with pride.  

I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ 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 need His strength to carry on.  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not bragging of success.  

I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not claiming to be perfect,  

My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I still feel the sting of pain..  

I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.  

When I say…  ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not holier than thou,  

I’m just a simple sinner Who received God’s good grace, somehow!  

Pretty is as Pretty does… but beautiful is just plain beautiful!  

 

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