~ Just As You Are ~

Wearing ragged jeans and t-shirt,
He paused before the door.
He'd walked these aisles many times,
And been turned away before.

His scraggly beard and long dark hair
Offended quite a few;
But he walked in, and sat in the back,
In a dark and lonely pew...

The soles of his boots were wearing thin;
There were dark stains upon his shirt...
And in his eyes were memories
From years of rejection and hurt...

When the congregation started filing in,
They acted as if he weren't there ~
With their designer clothes and finery...
And beautifully coiffured hair.

He sat alone in silence.
His head was humbly bowed.
He listened to the sermon
And tried to reason why & how....

In the middle of the alter call,
The Man slowly arose...
And as He passed each member,
They saw a change in His ragged clothes...

His t-shirt turned to Purest White...
On His Head, a Royal Crown...
The congregation gasped in fear
As He walked on slowly down...

And when He reached the alter,
He looked like The Morning Star...
And forgiving tears fell from His eyes,
As He said...

"Come to ME...Just as you are!"

By Lynn King
December 17, 2009

Revelation 3:20 {KJV}
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock:
if any man hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

~ As I wrote this, I heard Jesus ask,
'And who would come and sit with ME, and sup with ME
and come to ME just as I AM?' Would YOU?
Do you keep Jesus in a 'box', only taking Him out
when it's convenient...when you are not ashamed
to let people see Him? Or do you live your life
as if He's ALWAYS with you? UNASHAMED of who He is?~

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