Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Join Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Get Our Daily Devotional             Win A Publishing Package             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Encouragement PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
A PREACHER'S LAMENT
by James Gram
11/17/06
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





A PREACHER’S LAMENT

James P. Gram


How’d you like to be in charge
When no one seems to care;
About the poor, forlorn and lost
And troubles that they bear?

How’d you like to be in charge
When everybody gripes,
“It’s far too hard to follow you
We’re not the following types”

How’d you like to be in charge
When everyone complains,
“We know you’d like some help from me
But I’ve got aches and pains”

How’d you like to be in charge
Of this unruly crew;
They criticize each other and
Most everything you do?

How’d you like to be in charge
You’ve got to stay and fight;
But almost every task you try
Just never comes out right?

How’d you like to be in charge
“We’re paying you”, they say;
No one respects your office hours
On call both night and day?

How’d you like to be in charge
You just don’t have a chance;
Some want the Gospel, some a talk
On social relevance?

It’s true your little flock’s a test
Because they’re humankind;
Like you they have opinions and
Sometimes a stubborn mind

God’s flock is all of humankind
He’s got the human race;
Compare yourself to all the grief
And problems that He’ll face

In spite of this He’s looking on
He still has time to care;
He’ll comfort you and help you solve
The troubles that you bear

How’d you like to be in charge
When God stands up with you?
Don’t forget, He’s your right hand
In everything you do.





If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by James Gram or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 626 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Don Beers 17 Nov 2006
This brought to my mind a saying that has served me well at times and cornered me at others, it is: You are what you are, when, you are alone with God......Also, this made me glad to know that before I started pastoring I had to learn, in what I consider to be the hardest of ways, that, I am never in charge, never have been, never will be. Servants serve whether the guests notice or not. Still, I do understand the grief, turmoil and heartache that did come, in other words: I understand. Yet, isn't that the point? When the soldier thrust the spear in His side, He didn't feel a thing and that's how I know I am dead to myself: when others do things that used to hurt, I don't feel a thing.
Elizabeth Hale 17 Nov 2006
I have been blessed by knowing several preachers who, though no one knows who they are except their little flocks, are some of the greatest, most loving men in the world. I've done my share of griping, but I cannot imagine their worlds where they are called on at all hours of the day. I don't know how they do it but I sure do appreciate it. These good preachers and teachers just don't get the respect they deserve. Thanks! I think I'll make a point of telling them in person what they mean to me. Beth




TRUST JESUS TODAY









Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com