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 former yearly outreach to a group of homeless people, 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 clearly state  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.

Your comments are welcome.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

Links you might be interested in:

 

 

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
This entry was posted in Beggar, Bread, Feast, Good News, Salvation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.