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“I’m Just a Simple Sinner”

February 18, 2022

“I Am A Christian” 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.

– – – All I can add is a quietly resounding “amen” and remember that—-

God sent Christ Jesus to save sinners, and I am the first of the worst.” (1st Timothy 1:15, RDSV)

—-Let’s meet here again tomorrow.

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2 Comments
  1. Janet Hargis permalink

    Yes and Amen!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Grateful for others I’ve met along the journey.

    Liked by 1 person

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