Sun City United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

I'M A CHRISTIAN

When I say, “I am a Christian”

(A poem by Carol Wimmer - 1988)

 

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 far 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