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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Not a Saint?

The Bible calls all Christians "saints" or "holy ones."

You say you're not a saint?
Well, if that's what you're not,
A Christian's what  you ain't.
Your sinful life will rot.

The Lord can make you clean.
He washes where he goes.
He makes hearts new and green.
The life of Jesus shows.

He'll change the words you say.
He'll change the things you do.
He'll make a pure, straight way
And make the whole man new.

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:1-2 ESV)

Image: Detail from the fresco "The Crucifixion" by Fra Angelico, 1441-1442, Convento di San Marco, Florence, Italy. Photo found at http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-benedict-of-nursia-gallery/. Their theology is not mine, but I really like the photo.

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3 comments:

myrajohnson said...

I like this!

Donald Fishgrab said...

I'm so glad God declared us saints, adn we don't have to wait a hundred years for some church to decide if we are.

Jim Swindle said...

Myra, thanks for the encouragement. Donald, that's a great sentence.