A Humble Servant Of God

A Humble Servant Of God

The long journey at last has ended

For this dear humble servant of God.

No one who knew him will ever forget

His life as down this path he has trod.

Man of God? yes, so faithful and true.

With countless sheaves he will lay

At the foot of his Master, the Holy One.

He served so faithfully day after day.

No one knew all the trials that he bore

As he struggled for his Master Above.

Or the grief that often filled his heart

As he ministered to the needy, with love.

He was a tower of strength or confidante,

As broken lives he had sought to mend,

Those who knew saw him different ways,

Preacher doctor , teacher or a friend.,

He labored on waiting for Jesus to come.

His tired old heart finally beat it's last

Then his Master tenderly bore him home!


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I wrote this some years ago about a

man who was also a missionary to a

native country.. He died as they used

to say with his boots on, he didn't

retire just worked till God called him

home, What a wonderful homecoming

that must have been, He went the

course and he is in Heaven with those

great saints of old ,What a heavenly

reward. Who could ask for anything

more?





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glmclendon 4 years ago

clara, that was so thought provoking. I think most Christians want to died with their boots on.

Stay Well


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

clara: Who says time to serve is ended. Maybe on earth, yes, but, we still have service after the body dies.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Clara, what a beautiful tribute to a good and faithful servant of the Lord's!!! The Bible does not speak of anyone retiring from serving Him. I am glad your computer is no longer acting up. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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clara kish@yahoo. 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hi glm, yes I think most Christians want to be taken out when they are working for the Lord. What a way to go.He died at the church camp in PA. many years ago They were missionaries to Haiti for quite a few years.Thanks for the comment. Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Dave, yes ,I know there will be work to be done up in Heaven but I am sure nobody could call it work,With The Father ,Son and saints of old and loved ones who have gone before it would be called wonderful service for The Lord.Thanks for the comment. Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Faith, good to hear from you ,I was just thinking ,maybe I can get a job to sing for the Lord,I can't sing now but maybe He will give me a wonderful voice that people would want to hear, that would be great but just being there with Jesus and all of those who have gone before would be great,No ,this computer is worse, I was trying to write to Elijah and 3 times the message just wiped off of here , I think a new one is the only thing that will help and I am going to have to have more money than I have now to get it thanks for your comment, love,Clara


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Ahhh, Clara, that is so sweet. If you ask Him, He will answer. God bless you. I will pray about your situation and the computer. My computer page just disappears too, right in the middle of something. It may be the enemy not wanting you to put your writing out there!!! In His Love, Faith Reaper


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clara kish@yahoo. 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hi Faith, I have thought about that ,too.I know he can't stand to see you pray I have been trying to get my daughter on Facebook for a good while but chat is not own here ,anyway.can't get on Yahoo.sometimes I wonder what it the use of having a computer ,seems like it is always messed up someplace,I guess it is just one of those days that we all have at times. I guess we can pray for a better day tomorrow,love,clara


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ETRMP 4 years ago from Main Bazar Waris Pura Road House # 3144 ST # 03 Block # A Barkat Pura Faisalabad Punjab Pakistan

God Bless You Sister


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clara kish@yahoo. 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello ETRMP,I see you are new on here,Welcome and I hope that you enjoy it . Thank you for your blessing . I know we can all use God's Blessing every day. especially in times as we have now .It looks like you are into good works over there, May God Bless you , Clara

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