Jesus Walked

6 Mar

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~Jesus Christ

Jesus Walked

I’ve never been too keen on going
To a single place
Every single week to pray
And worship the Lord’s grace

Churches have just always seemed
A bit monotonous
A bit too easy, too familiar
And too little fuss

I started thinking about how
The Savior didn’t go
To the same building each week
To make His parish grow

Jesus walked and came to those
Who needed strength and hope
Jesus walked to heal the sick
And help downtrodden cope

Jesus walked and didn’t have
A set weekly routine
Jesus walked which kept His legs
As well as His faith lean

Explore, venture, get off the beaten
Path you always travel
Forgo the comfortable paved roads
And set out on the gravel

Walk out of your comfort zone
And change, adapt, discover
Only when you look in new
Places will you uncover

New people, new challenges
New things to overcome
Enliven all those senses which
Have grown tired and numb

Follow in the footsteps of
The Savior and start walking
You weren’t meant to simply sit
And listen to some talking

If you’re blessed with legs then walk
And put your faith in motion
Sitting and listening doesn’t
Take any devotion

Don’t just hark on what Christ said
Take heed of what He did
Jesus never stayed put and
He surely never hid

Think about it next time you
Get in your car and drive
Down to church, just ask yourself
“Is this how people thrive?”

Maybe you’d be better off
To stretch your legs instead
And put to use all the things in
The Bible you have read

                                   ~Miro

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15 Responses to “Jesus Walked”

  1. Jackie L. Robinson March 6, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Having grown up in religion and church, I too came to realize that the sanctuary of our soul is within. We can’t expect that going to the same building every week is what will give us spiritual connection and growth. Love what you said – that Jesus went TO the people….rather than sitting in judgment waiting for them to find HIM. The Way of Love.

    Thanks for your way with words….I very much enjoyed this post. xoxo

    • Miro March 6, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      Thanks Jackie. “Seek and ye shall find!” 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  2. Nandini March 6, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I completely agree with Jackie. As I have shared in my today’s post –
    As fragrance abides in the flower
    As reflection is within the mirror,
    So does your Lord abide within you,
    Why search for him without?”

    Thanks for your beautiful poem, Miro. 🙂

    • Miro March 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Your ballad is as beautiful as your photography, Nandini. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  3. Carrie March 6, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    My thoughts exactly!! Going to church every Sunday does not a Christian make. “Walking the walk” 7 days a week and reaching out to help when you see the need, is a much better example of a christian than a Sunday christian who attends church on Sunday but acts anything but christian the other 6 days of the week.

    • Miro March 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      The irony for me is that Jesus was firmly against establishment, and yet so many are so firmly entrenched in the established ways of gathering at the same church on the same day at the same time and following the same Itinerary week in and week out. Jesus was different, so it’s ironic to me that the suggestion of doing something different is met with so much resistance by so many who claim to worship Him.

  4. Christy Birmingham March 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I love the idea of putting your faith into motion the way you are in motion as you walk. Wonderful.

  5. granbee March 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Miro, I actually combine both walking and seeking and going to worship with my church family each Sunday. I commute on foot, you see! I am always able to wave and give a word of cheer and encouragement to at least a couple of folks on my way both to and from. With the state of pollution and non-renewable resource usage, I am also able to witness without words (unless asked) about my own personal convictions that Christians should be good stewards of the earth!

  6. ann tabor March 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    i did like you poem may God always bless you from ann tabor

  7. Aspergers Girls March 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    “Walk out of your comfort zone
    And change, adapt, discover
    Only when you look in new
    Places will you uncover”

    Awesomeness! 🙂

  8. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com March 7, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    This is so wonderful, Miro. You are exactly right! The only way to learn and expand our thought and enlighten our minds is to hop out of our little box and explore.

    Thanks a lot for sharing. God bless you

  9. Carl D'Agostino March 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Refreshing concept. I can respond and feel the faith in these brief words much more than in most sermons I have heard.

  10. New View From Here March 8, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    Good stuff here. I’m very involved in church, but I definitely believe that living a genuine life of faith doing “what Jesus would do” is where “it’s” at!

  11. Julie Catherine March 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    I so agree with you – beautifully said! 🙂

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