A Salvation Story

As I listened

With my heart bent low

Feeling as the Lord must have

Taking up men’s sorrow,

I grabbed him by the shoulders

And with him I wept

Knowing it wasn’t so long ago

I was enslaved to that depth

A young man came to me

He had tears in his eyes

He said,

“Oh, with all this pain

I only wish that I could die.”

I asked him,

“Why is it you feel this way?”

He replied,  

“In my situation, I feel bound to stay.”

And as he continued, I felt his pain in my heart

So, I looked up to heaven for something to impart

He pleaded,

“How can I rise  

From the despair that I’m in?

I’m lost and confused,  

Wanna end this life of sin.

I feel trapped on this path

And I need someone to pray.

Intercede on my behalf

So the Lord can change my way.”

As I listened

With my heart bent low

Feeling as the Lord must have  

Taking up men’s sorrow,

I grabbed him by the shoulders  

And with him I wept

Knowing it wasn’t so long ago

I was enslaved to that depth

As we stood there

finding peace  

In each other’s embrace;

I renewed my vows

While he accepted God’s Grace.

Give your heart to God; He’ll take better care of it than you can.

Model: Corey Lewis Teague, electoral candidate for Paterson, NJ Commissioner of the Board of Education. The Voice, The Passion, The Advocate, The knowledge, The Overcomer! “Me running this time is personal. I want the youth to know that as long as you give up you will never know if you have the ability to ever win. This (upcoming) win is for me. And I hope this win inspires others to keep pressing till they reach their goals.”

Poles open Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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