“I am a Christian”

When you say, “I am a Christian,” what exactly do you mean? I recently discovered this wonderful poem that says it perfectly for me.

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

What a beautiful poem. Thank you, Carol Wimmer, for giving such beautiful expression to the thoughts and feelings of so many, including myself.

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