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Little Josh


It was a cold, rainy morn,
the day little Josh Weaver was born.
No one could know what could possibly lay in store,
or what kind of child Mrs. Weaver bore.

As the years passed and Josh began to grow,
certain special talents began to show.
He had a voice that could soothe both beast and man,
and a touch that could heal better than any doctors can!

There are some things simply not intended for man to understand,
and Little Josh was certainly a phenomenon across this land.
But every time the boy would heal some one it seemed to take his strength away,
and like most kids his age Little Josh was not afforded a time to play.

It seemed the only thing Little Josh ever knew,
was sickness and caring for others as he grew.
Then one day out side his home a crowd appeared,
comprised of many who were sick and lame, too much for Little Josh his mother feared.

She tried so hard to make them understand and leave,
but Little Josh couldn't stand to see people in pain or have them grieve.
Outside he called to the saddened crowd, let me see what I can do,
gather round and all hold hands and hold mine too.

As the healing poured through the crowd that day,
little Josh was taken away.
What a gift, he freely gave,
what a heart, so big and brave.

This story reminds me of another man whose life he freely gave,
and His gift of love was so all that are lost have the chance to be saved.

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  1. Date: 2/1/2010 2:12:00 PM
    It seems "Little Josh" was on a mission from Jesus, Ronald. It had to have been a hard life for him to endure, sacrificing so much to save others. Did you see the movie "Resurrection" with Ellen Burstyn? After a near-death experience, a woman is given the same powers as Josh. One of the best movies I've ever seen as she struggled to meet her obligations with courage. (There was a remake with Dana Delaney, but the original was the best.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 12:56:00 PM
    What an excellent story about faith and healing, Ronald. It could have been in that faith contest as well!! I hope to see more of you. DIdn't even know you were on here, did I? I answer people and forget who they were unless I hear back from them! I really appreciate your words about my wife poem. I love to do stories about people I can imagine. And you did the same here, you made a wonderful little rhyming tale. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 12:46:00 PM
    A wonderful, faithful write...Few can write poems like this one.. thank you for sharing.. ALways, Farah