Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Poem- The Soul Winner's Reward

I wrote this poem the day before my father's funeral back in December of 2017. It just kind of came to me. It didn't take much work or time which was pretty cool! I shared this during his funeral service on that December 22nd.

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The Soul Winner’s Reward

Jesus died and rose for all women and men,
But they must believe in the Easter story to see heaven.
Believe in your heart and speak with your mouth,
And heaven will be yours instead of going south.
Once you are saved your job is clear,
Tell others about Jesus and may they have ears to hear.
Go into all the world and preach,
Speak to every single one and each.
The world must realize they are in need,
Of a Lord and Savior and friend indeed.
The harvest is plenty and the laborers are few,
So pray there would be harvesters anew.
Do not entertain any excuses you may feel or hear,
Whether they be clothed as shame or ignorance or even fear.
Hear and read and feed on the Word,
And you will learn how to be a good steward.
A steward of your time and treasures and your life,
A member of the Church body known as Christ’s wife.
When you lead one to Jesus you will see light and hope,
But remember it is their decision and you can’t push a rope.
Some plant some water and some harvest the seed,
All parts are vital and necessary in the process you see.
There are rewards in heaven for us when we live this way,
When we point people to the One and only true Way.
Jesus is the way the truth and the life,
And no one comes to the Father except through Him.

If you need an example of a soul winner to look up to,
Look no further than a man named Thomas Juni.
He never preached or evangelized from a large stage,
But he had a great impact even though he died at a young age.
He lived with passion and conviction and zeal,
Even if in his later years his body did not heal.
He shared Jesus boldly for years without excuse,
So if YOU think YOU have excuses you are being obtuse.
Tom lost much of his balance his eyesight and his voice,
But that could not stop him from sharing the Light of his life.
Dad did not stop sharing the Gospel at the end,
He continued to pass out dozens of tracts even from his death bed.
My dad proved that being a soul winner has little to do with physical strength,
But it has everything to do with your heart and doing it by Christ’s strength.
I ask of you today to help me with my father’s mantle,
And to continue to share the Gospel as he lived and taught.
Now that he is gone we will all need to pick up his slack,
So that the souls being won for the Lord do not begin to lack.
Evangelism was his passion and his legacy,
And now he is in heaven receiving the soul winner’s crown as his reward.
Be assured that now whenever you share Jesus or give out a tract,
That my father Thomas Juni will be in the cloud of witnesses cheering you on- and that’s a fact!

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