Tuesday, July 28, 2015

...For Those Lost Sheep

Oh God, to die and meet You then
When every lie professed by men
Is laid bare at the judgement bar
Oh God, to reckon Who You are
After the Day of grace is spent
And it is too late to repent
Where choice has sealed our destiny
For this, oh God; eternity
Should cause we who believe to weep
And pray and pray for those lost sheep

© Janet Martin

She is an atheist, my son said sadly.
The thought of it makes me want to scream and weep and wail, I say.
Me too, said Matt.
Then we must pray and pray! I urge,
Because we are not talking about any old thing here,
We’re talking about eternity;
That on
And on
And on
And on
And on

 The Parable of the Lost Sheep
"For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. "What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? "If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.…Matt.18:11-13

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