When I say I am a Christian by Carol Wimmer

 

 When I say, "I am a Christian"

I'm not shouting, "I’ve been saved!"

I'm whispering, "I get lost!

That's why I chose this way"

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I don't speak with human pride

I'm confessing that I stumble—

Needing God 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 pray for strength to carry on

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I'm not bragging of success

I'm admitting that I've failed

And cannot ever pay the debt

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I don't think I know it all

I submit to my confusion

Asking humbly to be taught

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I'm not claiming to be perfect

My flaws are all too visible

But God believes I'm worth it

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I still feel the sting of pain

I have my share of heartache,

Which is why I seek His name

 

When I say, "I am a Christian"

I do not wish to judge

I have no authority...

I only know I'm loved

 

Used by Permission

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer

 

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Genesis I and its connection to the visible spectrum of light. She has many blogs on this site about a prismatic perspective of the Bible, our faith, and the future of the Church universal.