When I say “I am a Christian” By: Carol Wimmer


When I say…” I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I am saved”
I’m whispering “I get lost”
“That is why I chose this way”

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need someone to be my guide

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are all too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
which is why I seek His name

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved.

My heart was heavy as I wrote the poem, When I say,
‘I am a Christian.’ The year was 1988. I had begun to sense an
increasing societal resentment toward the attitude of self-righteousness that has been adopted by so many Christians.

Official website: http://carolwimmer.com

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