Friday, January 29, 2010
Come Unto Christ
I have been speaking for ward conferences in our stake the past couple of weeks and have written this poem to go with my talk on the Beatitudes. It has been a wonderful time to study and think about the Savior and how we can be like him.
Come Unto Christ
Being poor in spirit is much like a child
Allow the Father to mild and to guide
Pruning our weakness-allow us growth
Patience and love are the results of most.
Mourning with family and with friends
When tragedy strikes and feels no end
Our hands are the Saviors as we assist
Bringing comfort through the tears that mist.
Meekness is obedience to the laws of God
Helping us hold on firmly to the iron rod
Being gentle, patient, forgiving and sweet
Often will bring answers while we sleep.
Righteousness involves work, sacrifice and pain
But reflect on all the blessings we can gain
Through temples, scriptures, study and prayer
Our hunger for the spiritual is answered with care.
Mercy brings mercy to those who are kind
Judgment tempered with sacrifice is not blind
Forgiveness, the condition of a generous heart
Know that a loving God to us grace imparts.
Purity in all the areas of our life
Always will bring peace instead of strife
Virtue garnishing our thoughts most oft
Will allow us eventually to see our God.
Peacemakers, oh what a balm they bring
They're seeking and making peace to ring
With friends, church and family near
They are a blessing to all we hold dear.
But those who sacrifice for righteous sake
have brought us the gospel for us to take
For they are tried and true to the very end
A witness of Christ is the message they send.
Patricia A. Weston - January 2010