Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What We Owe

For so many blessings we owe a great debt.
The trouble with us is we quickly forget.
The trouble may be we do not really know
The cost of our comfort and how much we owe
To others for benefits freely received.
We spend time complaining and feel greatly grieved
When we do not get things we think we deserve.
We ought to be looking for ways we can serve,
Expecting no praise, but being content to
“Do unto others what you want done for you.”
The one who has much must be willing to share
With those who have little. We must learn to care.
The Lord proved His love by living and dying
For us, and our love for others means trying
To be like the Lord, and to give as He gives,
To prove by our lives that the Savior still lives.
By living for Him we acknowledge the debt
We can never repay, and must not forget.

 - Gerald Cowan preaches for the Dongola Church of Christ in Dongola, IL.  He may be contacted at

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