When I say… “I am a Christian”

I got this e-mail from my mother.

By Maya Angelou

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ 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 need His strength to carry on.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow!

Share this with somebody who already has this understanding, as reinforcement.

Hannes Uys - Wow!February 17, 2009 – 3:13 pm

Phat Photographer - Well put. I’d say more, but my words would just take away from your mother’s email.February 17, 2009 – 7:20 pm

carien - Absolutely stunning!! I am from this region and never realised what fabulous photographs one can take. You sure have a special gift. Good luck.February 18, 2009 – 1:52 pm

patti m - this poem has brought tears to my eyes. So incredibly elequent and such a joy to read. Thank you so much for sharing and I pray God continue to bless you abundantly in all that you set your hand to! Such a huge fan of your work!February 18, 2009 – 3:04 pm

Belinda Horn - Wow! Dit is die mooiste gedig wat ek nog ooit sien het!!


Sal jy so vriendelik wees en hom asb vir my mail!

Ek het dit probeer ‘copy’…maar kan nie.

Bietjie lui om dit nou oor te tik!!

Baie dankie!

Blessed daggie vir julle!February 19, 2009 – 11:12 am

Caroll Heatwole - Thanks for the simple poem that reminds us of God’s gracious offer. Thank you for the inspiring photos. May God bless and guide you and your wife in your future endeavors.February 21, 2009 – 5:59 am

Calvin - This is so true. It very good to keep it in perspective. Thanks for posting.March 7, 2009 – 3:22 am

Marcus Maschwitz Photography - Love this. You two are inspiring on all levels. MMarch 11, 2009 – 4:44 am

Noelle B - Thank you so much for sharing this! It is a pleasure to meet such amazing photographers that are not ashamed of their Lord. I am just starting my career in photography and your work is truly inspiring. May God continue to bless you in all that you do to bring glory to His name!May 30, 2009 – 3:31 pm

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