Poetry With A Mission



...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

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Longing

I’m longing for a Christian, Lord, who’s more than one by name,
Yes, one who truly is one, not just one who makes that claim.
I’m longing for a Christian who’s a Christian through and through,
Not just one who thinks they are, but one who truly knows You.

I’m longing for a Christian who’ll accept me as I am,
One whose love is open-hearted, it not flawed nor a sham.
I’m longing for a Christian whose life will reveal to me,
A deep and tender love, Lord, that’s lasting and Heavenly.

I’m longing for a Christian who can see past all my faults,
One who won’t dwell on my past, nor unfortunate results. 
I’m longing for a Christian who’ll encourage but not force,
And whose patient confidence will help me to stay the course.

I’m longing for a Christian who’ll be there if I should fall,
One who will not tire of me, one who’ll be there when I call.
I’m longing for a Christian who will pray on bended knee,
Every day throughout the week, on my behalf, fervently.

I’m longing for a Christian who’ll defend me when I’m right,
One who won’t discard me, if via sinning, my walk I blight.
I’m longing for a Christian who my failings won’t deride,
One I can put my trust in, one in whom I can confide.

I’m longing for a Christian whose actions will show I’m loved,
One who if there’s need to chide, will see every word comes gloved.
I’m longing for a Christian who’ll search for me, should I stray,
One who’ll keep in touch with me, one who’ll thought and care display.

I’m longing for a Christian who’ll always act like You do,
Especially when I’m sad, hurting, or discouraged too.
Will I ever find one, Lord, or will such folk not be found
’Till at Your second coming, Lord, and strident trumpet sound?

By Lance Landall



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