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Amos Encounters the Man Jesus
by Norma OGrady
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It was in Jerusalem the first of May
The smallest gnat ever, was born that day
Not making a sound,
The littlest gnat ever opened his eyes and looked around,
Dad looking profound said, your name will be Amos, How does that sound?

All the other gnats clapped really loud
As they looked at Amos became spellbound
We come from Egypt, we are Cairene's
And he's the littlest gnat we've ever seen

His proud parents stood up and replied
Don't worry about his size
Amos will fly

One in the crowd did jest
Due to his size,
He will never make best.

Amos being the smallest fruit fly
Was laughed at by the other fruit flies
Look at Amos, he's so small
To them Amos began to pall
They couldn't see Amos succeeding at all

He didn't fit in with any of them,

Amos knew he was different,
As tears filled his eyes
He knew the difference,
Was just in his size

Amos, he hears his dad say ,
Are you ready?
Today's your day.

Amos looked up, as he wiped his eyes,
He didn't want dad to see him cry.

Amos, dad said, today you will fly
From this point on,
You'll fly hither and yon.

Amos flapping his tiny wings
Thought to himself, what will life bring?
I'm not like the others,
Who were born this spring.

They laugh at me and call me names
I will fly, and he spreads his wings
I will be a pesky fruit fly
So up and away, Amos did fly,

Flapping his wings, as he waved good-bye
Up, up way up in the sky,
Amos did fly!
Determined he would be the best fruit fly

The other young flies laughing out loud
Shouting, Amos will never make his parents proud
Then Amos flew up and away from the crowd
Don't you worry about me, he yelled out loud

So off he flew out of their sight
When he saw a multitude of people he could incite
They were listening to a Man talking
What could be saying, Amos thought
This man held their attention,
But they look so distraught

Amos wanted to get a closer look
He looked around and spotted a nook
From here I'll listen to this Man who is speaking
I must find out what these people are seeking

Off Amos flew, then he quietly landed
In the growing fresh grass so green
Not thinking for one moment,
That he had been seen

The man spoke the following words so serene
You, who teach Religion
Teaching the only way to please God is by bringing Him sheep doves and goats.
Why are you distressing, grieving and making God's children sad?
For you shut up the kingdom of heaven by these teachings:
For you never do these things your self with love,
Or let them know of Gods never ending love

These you must do, Jesus did state
Telling the crowd about judgment, mercy, and faith:

Said, sadness, distress and grief unto you,
You teachers of false religion.

Amos thought, what can he mean
So to hear better Amos did lean
One of the men, spoke out.
Jesus is right!
These religious teachers think their so much better than the rest of us.

Amos thought for a moment about the young gnats
How they made fun of him putting him down
These gnats being such brats
Like religious teacher's their words were not sound.

When all of a sudden, Amos heard these words
You blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Jesus looking at Amos as these words were spoken
Amos's heart felt like it was broken

A tear came to Amos's eye
Jesus had seen him, Amos hadn't been sly
Jesus had seen him as he flew by
Amos felt so very Humble but proud,
Jesus had used him, to teach this crowd

Amos thought, all of this time
I thought I was a mess
But I am important, I am a success

Jesus told us it's about honesty, caring and love.
Having sincere sorrow for wrong we have done.
To always look to God and Jesus His Son
So when you feel like no one cares
Remember to talk to Jesus he hear's your every prayer
For Jesus love's you
And will always be there.

word count 745
Copy write 2007

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

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