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by Larry D Matthews

Sunday, April 18, 2010
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How I recieved my introduction to God and Faith.


My grandmother told me

About God when my father died.

When I was six held on her knee.

I still hear her as she sighed.


Dad was now safe from harm

No reason to be so sad.

No real cause for such alarm

For Heaven wasn’t all that bad


My father would never be sick again.

Although no longer in my sight

He would never feel any pain

And he would hear my prayers at night.


The comfort in a small boys heart.

She made everything seem alright.

I knew we’d never be apart

For he could hear my prayers at night.


She told me now to be a man.

To help my Mom in her time of sorrow.

She told me that God has a plan

And on God’s wisdom I had to Borrow.


On that night she held me tight

And prayed for God to make me strong.

The start of faith, a flickering light

Yes Jesus loves me was her song.


The power of prayer proven right

As I prayed each and every night.

Always keeping God in my sight.

This woman’s prayer my guiding light.


This seed of faith in my heart.

Planted by her shining light.

It gave me strength to do my part.

Praying to my Dad every night.


Many times I would grow weak.

Fall on my faith to move along.

Through it all I heard God speak.

As He helped to keep me strong.


Now my life draws to an end.

My body weak but my faith is strong.

This message to you I have to send.

This shining light to pass along.


All things in life will pass away.

Except acts of kindness you give out.

These are treasured everyday.

Stored in Heaven there’s no doubt.


Faith in your heart can’t be lost.

Only shared with others along the way.

Faith can’t be bought at any cost.

I share it with you here today.


My faith to you I give today

I hope you receive it in your heart.

Let God rejoice and have His say

As you go out and do your part.


Luke April 19th 2010


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Reviewed by Dorian Petersen Potter 10/21/2010
Very nice poem about God and faith.Enjoyed it.D.
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 7/20/2010
I love it! This brings joy to my heart.
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/16/2010
yes very true always starts at avery young age, your mother's great and you very cant be bought..i'll always remember this poem of yours. Thanks for sharing : )
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/20/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Vickie Yannuzzi 4/19/2010
what a gift to know your grandmother gave you. I know her prayers are always with you.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/19/2010
a lovely memory and write of faith

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