2/15/08

A STORY "LOVE and GOD BLESS"  

A minister passing through his
church in the middle ofthe day,
Decided to pause by the altar and see who
had come to pray.Just then the
back door opened,a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he
saw the man hadn't shaved in a while.
His shirt was kind
a shabby and his coat was worn and frayed,
the man knelt,he bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed,
each noon time came this chap,
each time he knelt just for a moment,
A lunch pail in his lap.

Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
with robbery a main fear, He
decided to stop the man and ask him,
"What are you doing here?"

The old man said, he worked down the road.
Lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
For finding strength and power.

"I stay only moments, see,
because the factory is so
far away; as I kneel here
talking to the Lord,
This is kind a what I say:

"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE
FOUND EACH OTHERS
FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK
AWAY MY SIN. DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM CHECKING
IN TODAY."

The minister feeling foolish,
told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome
To come and pray just
anytime

Time to go, Jim smiled, said "Thanks."
He hurried to the door.

The minister knelt at the altar,
He'd never done it
before. His cold heart melted,
warmed with love,
And met with Jesus there. As the
tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim's prayer:
"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I'VE
BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND
EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK
AWAY MY SIN. I
DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW
TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TO DAY."

Past noon one day, the minister noticed
that old Jim hadn't come.As more days
passed without Jim,he began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him,
learning he was ill.The hospital staff
was worried,But he'd given them a thrill.
The week that Jim was with them,
Brought changes in the ward. His smiles,
a joy contagious.changed people,
were his reward.
The head nurse couldn't understand why
Jim was so glad, when no flowers,
calls or cards came,Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
he voiced the nurse's concern:
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up
and with a winsome smile;
"the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
that he's in here all the while,
everyday at noon He's here,
a dear friend of mine, you see,
he sits right down,
takes my hand, Leans over and says to me:

"I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE
FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.
ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU
PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY,
AND SO JIM, THIS
IS JESUS CHECKING IN
TODAY."

This is a story, its not just
an ordinary story,its based on the
true meaning of how we adore and
worship the name of the LORD.
A nice story that pass
me from a minister in the UK.

May God hold us in the palm of
His hand and Angels
watch over us. If you aren'tashamed.
Jesus said, "
If you are ashamed of me," I
will be ashamed of you
before my Father."
I post this caused I'm
not ashamed of
sharing things about the
story of the LORD.
Many people will walk in and out
of our life,but only true friends will
leave footprints in our heart.
Hope you get a lesson, out of this story...

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