5.06.2016

Presenting Poetry, May Edition



Hello, everyone!
Today is the May edition of Presenting Poetry. I hope you are still enjoying this series! If you ever have any ideas for some new series or posts that you might like me to do, just comment and let me know.

Okay, the poem for this month is--





I am My Neighbor’s Bible
I am my neighbor’s Bible;
He reads me when we meet.
Today he reads me in my home–
Tomorrow, in the street.
He may a relative or friend be;
Or slight acquaintence be;
He may not even know my name,
Yet he is reading me.

And pray, who is this neighbor,
Who reads me day by day,
To learn if I am living right,
And walking as I pray?
Oh, he is with me always,
To criticize or blame;
So worldly wise in his own eyes,
And “Sinner” is his name.

Dear Christian friends and sisters,
If we could only know,
How faithfully the world records
Just what we say and do;
Oh, we would write our record plain,
And come in time to see
Our worldly neighbor won to Christ
While reading you and me.

~Author Unknown 




I just now noticed how my last few poems seemed to be along the same lines as far as the subject. I will try to pick a different topic for next month..... ;)

 This poem really reminded me how we should be "salt and light" to the world around us (from Matthew 5:13-16). Whether we realize it or not, the world is watching us! We may be the only example that they see of a godly Christian  that day, or week, or maybe for a long time, so we can either be a good witness or a bad one. We need to be careful of how we respond to situations, and ask ourselves "Am I representing Christ well?"  Of course as humans, we are not  perfect and we will mess up and sin. But representing Christ doesn't mean that we are perfect all the time. It means that we can choose how to respond to the situation in a godly way.


 I'd love to hear what you thought of this poem! Comment below with your thoughts.





And before you go, I have another wonderful  giveaway to share with you! (Don't you like this pattern? ;D)
 This one is from Eden at Eden's Evaluations. She is giving away a beautiful pair of bow-shaped, sparkly rhinestone earrings.. They are really pretty and I'd hurry over to Eden's blog to enter right now! (And while you're there, be sure to check out the rest of her blog too. :)


Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!!

//Emily

6 comments:

  1. That poem was just.. Wow!

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    1. I know, right? Thanks for reading! :)

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  2. I loved reading this poem! A lot of good "thinking" material there. :)

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  3. I liked this poem. I like the subjects of the last few poems you posted. I don't think you should get a new subject.

    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! I like the subjects too, I just meant that I didn't mean to do all of them in a row! =)

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