A CALL TO ACTION
In a land far away, many years ago;
Lived a man of God, so the story is told.
A man of truth, a man of peace;
A man whose uncompromising devotion did not cease.
A man who asked his followers to show their faith;
To live in love and not in hate.
He was not against the law or above the law but here to fulfill,
The mighty plan of God; he died for whosoever will.
To those that cried and ranted and raved;
They got what they wanted while he lay in the grave.
He instructed his disciples to go forth and preach;
The Kingdom of God to all was within reach.
A call to action was the message of Christ;
Words and faith alone just would not suffice.
For hundreds of years, believers of truth;
Have suffered and died, their lives are the proof.
On words alone, faith cannot stand;
A call to action is what God demands.
What if Noah had not built the ark, or Abram left Ur;
Would saying they believed made them better than a cur.
If Moses and Joshua had not led the Israelites;
Saying they believed God would have still left them parasites.
God isn't asking for miracles, that is
Just act on our faith, show what's in our heart.
The faithful believers listed in Hebrews 11;
Have their names in the book of life that is in heaven.
If we want our names added to the list of believers;
We must act on our faith and avoid the Deceiver.
To say we believe is just the beginning;
To do nothing else, God counts as sinning.
A call to action like Peter and John;
Who preached the gospel instead of being the Pharisee's pawns.
A call to action like the apostle Paul;
If he hadn't acted, we'd still know him as Saul.
A call to action has been issued to everyone;
Show your faith by acting like the Son.
A call to action means spreading the truth of God everywhere;
Not saying "I believe", then hibernating like a bear.
John S. Fyfe = 10/7/2011.