This poem was the second part of my poetry submission in high school. For inspiration, I looked to the Great Commission in the final chapter of Matthew; I also drew on sermons that mentioned having a heart like God’s for the lost.
“The Call” (#2)
Go, My children, preach My Word
To those in the world who have never heard.
Don’t you know their suffering? I do-too well;
Their sin is dragging them down the path to Hell.
So why don’t you go and reach out, you who are My hands and feet,
Go from your comfort zone and share with whoever you meet.
Don’t be afraid, I am with you forever and now;
Just give Me the chance to use you, and I’ll show you how
The lives you touch will change-it’s quite a surprise
How people’s hearts transform with Me in their lives.
It’s true some will reject the message, and into sin flee;
Just remember that it’s not you that they hate, but Me.
But focus on the changed ones, and those whom I hold dear;
For each one I have shed more than just a tear.
I went to the cross, and there suffered and died;
Their sin was redeemed when I was crucified.
But unless you go to them, and you speak of this,
Then alas, My sacrifice would become meaningless.
So go, My children, and tell them, enduring the strife,
And lead them to accept the gift of everlasting life.