He saw ME

Jesus stopped for Bartimaeus‘ cry
Turned for the woman with an issue of blood
Looked up for Zacchaeus
Crossed a storm-ravaged lake
for the man in the graveyard
(well the man’s mum never called him Legion)

He travelled days for Lazarus
Went to the pool for the cripple
Touched the leper AND healed him
Fed the hungry
Went to the well for a thirsty woman
Sent religious hypocrites packing
to defend another woman
Shut up his followers to bless the kids

He healed Peter’s mother in law

Jesus gave sight to a blind man
Hearing to a deaf man
Speech to a man who could not talk
He healed the hand of another
Cured a young boy oppressed by hell
Redirected the path of a lost tax collector
Gave new purpose to some fishermen

Jesus used the ordinary for the extraordinary
He constantly and consistently ministered
to the individual not just the multi
He would move the WHOLE resource
of the church for the sake of one person at a time

He showed the power of security
and confidence in God as His Father
He moved mountains
Stilled storms
Silenced doubt
Cast out fear
Demystified prayer

And all of this was before
He died on a cross for me,
That’s why this Sunday,
like every other Sunday,
regardless of festivals and football
Despite temptation and tiredness
I’ll be with other FOLLOWERS of Jesus

I’ll be at church thanking Him
for moving heaven and earth
For unleashing the whole power of the church
For sending His Holy Spirit

For ME,
He saw me,
He heard me,
He healed me,
He gave me purpose,
He gave me strength,
He gave me compassion
He gave me hope

Where else would I want to be
I’ll be in church

© Stuart Patterson 2019

I have also now published two poem books. You can get them either direct from me, or direct from Amazon

Simply Jesus

Five weeks in May

This poem is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

Alternatively, you can visit the Media Links page and see a short visit done by BBC Radio Scotland for an interview I did there.

If you or someone you love, needs help with the Christian response to addiction, or if you would just like to know more or need hope, please click on one of the following:

The Haven
Teen Challenge Strathclyde
Teen Challenge UK
Teen Challenge Global
Street Connect
Bethany Christian Trust
Cornerstone Assemblies of God, Maryland
Broken Chains Ayr
Easterhouse Community Church
Stuart Patterson

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