Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We Are Friends

We are friends
Brothers in Christ
Brother and sister in Christ
We have this partnership in the Gospel

We have the same faith
The Faither
The same Savior & Lord
The same goal
And same end 

 What happened though?
How did it come to this?
Was it something I said?
Something I did?

Come now
Let's figure this out
Let's clear the air
Let us reason together

Let us put away
Any envy, jealousy, and bitterness
Let us cast aside
Any pride, selfishness, or self-boasting

And instead let us
Clothe ourselves with
Humilty, meekness, and patience
Also with
Kindness, gentleness, and love

Not to mention
Let us forgive each other
Where forgiveness is needed
Having in mind
That our Lord
Has forgiven us in Christ

After all this
Let us continue to run 
This race together
Fighting the good fight
Striving side by side
For the faith of the Gospel

Let there be encouragement 
And mutual upbuilding
Sharpening & rebuking
Reminding one another
Of the promises & truths
In God's Word 

All this for building up
The body of Christ
For sake of 
Christ & the Gospel
And the glory of God

By the grace of God
We are friends!