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A True Story Of A Helping Hand

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This is a true story.  It just brakes my heart that we live in a world where you no longer can trust anyone. My question is, Where did we go wrong?

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A True Story Of A Helping Hand

One night a young man appeared at my door, It seemed he had troubles I couldn't ignore. Some water and a phone call was all he asked for, Yet somewhat reluctant, I opened the door. As I listened, he told me a little about his life, And I could plainly see, there had been much strife. Well, I thought to myself, now there must be something there, That the Lord could use in His service down here. I told him it appeared that his life needed a change, And it was God who knew how his life to re-arrange. So, I fed him and sent him on his way home, Then I prayed for this young man, that night, after he was gone. Later, my husband told me of the fear that he felt, That I had opened the door to a man so unkept, How today, this is just something we should never do, Even though God says,"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Oh! What has this world come to, when in Gods word we are told, To help those in need and are hungry and cold? Must we now be afraid to lend a helping hand, Unaware that some might be angels wanting to be a welcomed friend? Now, I don't know if I'll ever hear again from this man, But I was willing to lend him, my helping hand, Just to share what I had, and one thing more, A way that his young life could again be restored. Yes, I guess we must now be afraid to lend a helping hand, Unaware that some might be angels, never to pass our way again.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 12:23:00 PM
    I love this....... very well arranged to tell your true story of, I like the way you wrote it, it makes you keep reading and there's such a softness to your story. Much love and blessings to you and yours, Cindy P.S. Thank you for commenting on my verse, you remarks were, and always will be much appricaited, sincerely, Cindy Lu (not many people call me that :)

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 10:48:00 PM
    This is just beautiful. I do believe in giving a helping hand to whoever needs it. We never know who we could be helping. I love the picture where Jesus is knocking at the door. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 12:08:00 PM
    A beautiful poem, and yes it is a very sad world that we live in today, full of fear and sorrow, love Elizabeth