The Eyes of Jesus

I dreamed I was walking down the street
Saw a beggar begging bread
I drop a few coins in His tin cup
Then on down the street I head

I sew a drunk man crossing the street
Has trouble finding his way
I take his arm to help him across
Then continue on with my day

I saw three young men coming my way
Their clothing and look was a mess
I bowed my head and walked silently
So as not to give them offense

What did I see when I looked at them all
Through these judgmental eyes of mine
Did my pride rise up and see their sin
Or did His mercy fill up my eyes

With all the hatred throughout our land
The church needs to rise up tall
One by one we must take a stand
And humble ourselves at the cross

He looked on us full of compassion
No matter what filled up our lives
He cried Father forgive them for you and I
As He hung His head and died

If I’ll look with the eyes of Jesus
Full of compassion and love
Perhaps I can plant a seed in their lives
And turn their hearts above

Help me Lord when I cross their paths
To see the sinner and not the sin
Give me courage to share your love with them
Give me the right words within

Make me humble and down to earth
Make me appeal to their needs
Help me to find some common ground
Help me to plant a seed

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My Guardian

Through sunshine or rain
Sorrow or pain
You are there for me

Through laughter and tears
In faith or in fears
You are there for me

No matter the time
No matter the place
No matter the attitude
I might display
I have the assurance
Deep down in my soul
That you will be there with me

Jesus my guardian
Jesus my friend
Keeps me from danger
Forgives my sin
Watches o’er me
Like an eagle her nest
Always brings to me
That which is best

In good times and bad
In joy or when sad
You are there for me

In living or death
In this life and next
You are there for me

No matter the day
No matter the hour
No matter the mess I’m in
You show your power
And when I can’t seem
To find a way out
I know you are there with me

Jesus my guardian
Jesus my friend
Keeps me from danger
Forgives my sin
Watches o’er me
Like an eagle her nest
Always brings to me
That which is best

Your Children

I have to admit it’s true
I hope it’s not true of you
I have a tendency
To lack the decency
Of giving each person their due

I have been quilty for years
Of giving a label from fear
If someone is different
I get defiant
And judge them from what I can see

Lord, help me to have compassion
To all who I have interaction
Let me see their heart
And know that they are
A child of yours just as I am

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Label