WHO WE BE
by Charles Robey
(Trussville. AL USA)
Red and yellow, black and white
We all are precious in His sight
The doctor, lawyer, Indian chief
The neighbor across the street
The one who walked the aisle
The one who lost their smile
The one who makes a show
The one who chooses not to go
The one who will work for food
The one who's in a no work mood
The one who enjoys all the day
The one with the hair so grey
The one church friend to greet
The one we find up on the street
The one who can now well afford
The one driving the new Accord
The Mom who sits home so bored
The Dad who visits all the adored
The man who never takes a stand
The man who always lends a hand
The young lad going for that degree
The young lad making the final plea
The seasoned soldier across the sea
The soldier fighting to keep us all free
And most of all it's just plain old me
Writing this little poem for you to see
So you may just find out who we be
Lately, I really become amused when I watch that TV commercial where the young man takes the DNA test and finds his heritage is wrong, causing him to change his attire. What difference does it actually make, I ask you? For who are we?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (The United States Declaration of Independence)
"Then God said, “Let us make mankind in Our image, in Our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them." (The Bible, Genesis 1:26-27)
So how are you stacking up, in this fast-paced Twenty-First Century generation? Regardless, you see, you now have the privilege to serve a loving God. (Psalm 103:8, 11, 18, 22) All one need do is seek after his/her all-powerful, all-knowing Creator. (Psalm 34:4)
I realize, however, even though we are perfectly and wonderfully made, we still are limited in our finite minds, It can really be hard to wrap our restricted minds around the fact that the very Creator of the universe wants to talk with us. After all, what can we tell Him that He doesn't already know? Does this not oftentimes leave one speechless?
Well then, please read (Psalm 27:8) "My heart has heard You say, "Come and talk with me," And my heart responds, "Lord, I am coming. (Psalm 27:8) Amen!
Robert Murray M'Cheyne, a Scottish pastor from the early 1800s, encouraged his congregation to "turn the Bible into prayer." Not a bad thought. After all, our living Creator wrote the entire Book. (II Timothy 3:16) (II Peter 1:20-21).
After all, if you follow this pastor's advice, you may just find yourself, You may just find out "Who We Are." Amen!men!