Just an ordinary day, a poem (Revised 11/30/2015)

by CRAFTY KEN   May 8, 2012

Just an ordinary day, a poem.

Are you lonely tonight, Some greet you with what's new? You reply, same old thing, with a sigh.

Some talk of pain and sorrow, little hope for tomorrow.

The beggar sits there with a face of despair, as you pass by, his eyes say, do you care?

Jesus, a man of sorrows was he, he came to heal the broken hearted you and me.

He gave a gift to a blind man to see, he rebuked the self-righteous Pharisees.

A woman of the streets, her tears washed his feet, she the Pharisees did despise, they said: "shame on him", how can he look in her eyes.

Jesus said, how can you say such, those forgiven many sins, love much.

This ordinary day dear friend, I pray Jesus has come your way, he sees your hurt and pain and asks, can I visit you again?

I saw you in your despair, I want to help, for you I do care.

I went to a party many years ago, tax collectors and sinners were there I know, they like you needed me, this I knew.

I saw the downcast eyes of the women of the streets, I bid them to come and join me and eat. To my surprise they kissed and washed my feet, this honor the self-righteous Pharisees did not do for me even though like them, I'm an Orthodox Jew. I said to the women; Your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more, new life to you I'm giving.

It was a great night, the fine wine added to my delight, I was welcomed by the sinners but despised by those who love Satan and the night.

They murmured; He's a *glutton and a wine bibber but
I am the sinless Son of God, the Eternal Life giver!

*The Son of Man came eating and drinking,

a real man, what were you thinking?

Not a wine bibber or glutton as the wicked say,

he is the perfect man, sinless, by the way!

Jesus loves the broken and lonely, out of many, he has come for you only.

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest Matthew 11:28 NASB.

His ways are not our ways, He chooses a beggar, a harlot, rejects a King and a Pharisee.

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong 1-Corinthians 1:27 NASB.

The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Luke 7:34 NASB.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Khadz

    Wow ! Amazing ....

    Our God is a loving God, and your poetry truly
    him.... Crafty Ken....loved it Amen

    • 5 years ago

      by CRAFTY KEN

      Thanks Khadz, forgive me for my late reply.

  • 5 years ago

    by Dreamofolwin

    WOH! ... Wonderful poem about Gods Son.. the Saviour of sinners! and how He came to seek and to save those that are lost! <3

    You have told the gospel so well in your poem.

    VERY well written and expressed.

    • 5 years ago

      by CRAFTY KEN

      Thank you so much, a person and an Irish companion, my grandfather Patrick Timothy Ford was born in County Cork, Ireland, escaped the Great Potato Famine by immigrating to New York in the 1850's. I see that you are very tuned in to the Good News of our Salvation and that today Jesus is still seeking and saving the lost! Love you, brother Ken

    • 5 years ago

      by CRAFTY KEN

      Dear Dreamofolwin, I can se that the Lord has revealed many things to you, keep up the great work!
      Brother Ken

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks Trisha, HE lives in us, His Body, the Church.

  • 5 years ago

    by Trisha Harris

    Absolutely beautiful. This captures the real and perfect love of Jesus. Amen.

  • 6 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    My dear Ken it is a pleasure as always. Be blessed my friend

    • 6 years ago

      by CRAFTY KEN

      Thanks Dag, its always a pleasure to hear from you!

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