Brought up as a believer, my mum taught me to trust
Went to Sunday school classes, with Christian Endeavour a must.
Passed my scripture exams and prayed to God at night
Dipped into my Bible, while fighting the good fight.
At 14, joined a youth club run by a man called John
Who was training to be a pastor but he made his teaching fun.
John taught me about Lord Jesus and what He had done for me
I met many chums at youth club and it even included tea. 😀
We had hikes and Christmas parties and trips to the country too
I was warmed by Christian company and knew what I must do.
To accept Jesus as my saviour seemed the wisest of actions then
But I contracted jaundice - was away for a week or ten. (It was five weeks but that doesn’t rhyme!) 😉
During that time, the devil made me think I was missing stuff
So I turned towards the dark side, thinking it was enough.
Now my life became so selfish, seeking pleasures and worldly aims
For a long time I did my own thing, thinking life was just a game.
I continued to pray and stated that a Christian I remained
But I wanted my cake and eat it - O how Jesus must have pained!
Well I went my own sweet way, then for – oh such a lot of years
There was laughter, it’s true, I tell you but also a lot of tears. 😥
Well, my luck began to run out and my life went to pieces too
I was no longer in control, now and was feeling pretty blue. 😥
But the Lord helped me though the bad times,
Picked me up when I fell and said that he’d never desert me, ever
Held my hand and stroked my head.
I decided to follow Him then, as that was the only way
Picked a church out of Yellow Pages (well, Thomson’s Directory but it doesn’t fit in!) 🙃
Turned up one cold and wintry day.
I had an invitation to hear Barry Woodward speak
But it was on a Friday - the end of a long, long week!
But then as I lay in t’bathtub with bubbles around my head
I listened to Jesus speaking, and this is what He said.
"I want you to go with Andrew And Tracy to see that man
And listen to Barry’s message cos he’s part of my plan."
So, dripping wet, and shivering, I telephoned Andrew to
Relay to him God’s message but he said he already knew!
I went to the Lighthouse Church then - enjoyed all the show, it’s true
But looked forward to the ending and a glass of wine or two. 🤒
God had other plans, though, as I pledged myself to Him
And now I’m a proper Christian With even a favourite hymn!
(Well, several, actually!)