Beggar

I was once a beggar in my soul,
Just looking for a fuller kind of meal,
When another beggar found me and said,
“Let me show you where you can get your fill.”

Then he took me to the House of God
And he gave me some of God’s Living Bread,
And I never felt so satisfied inside
Until from God’s table I was fed.

Then I exclaimed, “Can such a feast be free?
There must be something that I should do to pay.”
Then he explained, “You can’t pay the price God paid,
But you can thank Him by giving His love away.”

So if you’re a beggar in your soul,
Just looking for a fuller kind of meal,
Let me take you to the table of Living God,
Where you can always get your fill.”

About This Song:
I can’t claim that the portrayal of Christians as beggars showing other beggars where to get food is original, but I’ve long thought it an excellent extended metaphor.

I don’t know much about homeless people or beggars regardless of my church’s yearly outreach to a group of homeless men, but I can’t imagine many of them would be willing to help a fellow-beggar unless he or she had a source of food that was sufficient for both of them.

But God’s table is big enough for everyone. Everyone in the world. The Scriptures state  clearly that God doesn’t want anyone to be left out.

The question for us Believers is whether we’re thankful enough for God’s provisions–especially our salvation through faith in Jesus Christ–to willingly share our faith with others. And sometimes to share from our abundance of material possessions as well.

Would you like to share a comment? I’d love to hear from you.

~*~

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I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

 

 

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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