How Gentle You are....
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Here is the story that goes with "How gentle you are" manuscript.
The reason for why I wrote it was simple I felt a need to reach out to GOD and tell him what I know of HIM. This manuscript developed because of what I know he does for me. What happened with this manuscript is the immediate answer I received after I finished with it. I had just finished the manuscript and I prayerfully asked the LORD what will I do with this work. I didn't expect an answer real soon but later that night I received one. A co-worker named Pat was telling me about her sister who has MS. She was scared for her life because she was telling everyone that she wanted to commit suicide. I felt compelled to share this manuscript not knowing what reaction I would receive. I asked Pat if she would share this with her sister and I let Pat read it first. The reaction from Pat was not what I expected and surprised me for until then I had not shared it with anyone else. She sat down and said to me "This is beautiful with tears in her eyes and then she cried. I softly said go ahead and share this with your sister, but pray before you do. I left to go back to work and I looked back to see her reading it again.
You can imagine what I felt that night. I couldn't wait to come back to work the next day to see what happened with her sister. I waited for two hours after I got to work to ask her how her sister was doing. Pat smiled and said my sister read the manuscript four times and has been reading it every day. This was a good reaction but I did not see what that result meant. So every day I asked how she was doing and Pat said she was doing better and reading it every day. The last week before the work season ended for Pat I asked her one more time. She smiled with tears in her eyes and said "My sister has stopped talking about suicide and is now actively participating in all family gatherings." I guess the LORD knows what people need and to hear this of the writing he helped me complete was exciting.
Since that day I have felt compelled to share this manuscript with several Christian and non Christian organizations. Here is the short list of non christian organizations: The Veteran's Home here in Warrensburg and the American Stroke Foundation from Kansas City. The list of Christian organizations is longer: A Christian bookstore in Blue springs, my local church, Focus on the Family, a Navy Chaplin in St. Louis, the Army National Guard Chaplin in the local area, a Christian College outreach at UCM, many individuals and now YOU! I hope that you will find a use for this manuscript and will help encourage others to live on for JESUS.
Thank you for letting me share this manuscript with you.
Your Brother in Christ,
Here is the Manuscript, "How Gentle You are..."
Completed on 24 April 2007, all rights reserved.
My days are spent in wonder you are with me when no one is there. Each day that passes makes me stronger. I am beginning to see you in everything. People pass me by in the streets. I can see and feel their pain. Some stop and stare at me. I seem strange for I can smile.
How Gentle you are, my Friend.
How gentle is your touch, softly through the pain you reach me. You are soothing and caressing my heart. The pain leaves me, love floods my soul. Deep are the scars I have. The burdens in my life bear me down. Like a father you put your arms around me. Your presence fills the air with a sweet aroma.
How Gentle you are, my Healer.
Daily I awake with hope, I pray, help me to reach one person today. I wonder can one person matter; I know I can for I know you! As I live each day for you, I understand your pain and sorrow. Now my faith has become real. My darkness is leaving as peace fills my soul.
How Gentle you are, my Savior.
My tears fall like rain softly your words comfort me. Peace and strength flows from your arms. My spirit leaps as I am washed clean. No one has met my needs like you. Your understanding covers all my hurts. I cherish the times I am with you. Like a child running to his daddy, I run.
How Gentle you are, my Father.
As my days pass I look for you. I am amazed by what you have created. In the miracles of life you are there. Science cannot answer all my questions. The madness of this world you did not create, only man. The fears and worries are real still they are not from you.
How Gentle you are, my Lord.
What am I here for I ask? Many offer answers but they are shallow. I know that you have a purpose for me. My trust is built on that promise. Lord, your son took my place. He freed me from a terrible curse. Jesus took my sins to the cross. I would be in Hell, if not for him.
How Gentle you are, my GOD.
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