INVITED

God loves the unlovely, gives worth the unworthy,
The folks who don’t matter to anyone.
It’s for people like that and for sinners like me
God sent to the cross His only Son.

God loves the self-righteous, the angry, the jealous,
Even those who are perfect in their very own eyes.
There’s no one on earth who is righteous, no one!
Don’t for one second believe Satan’s lies!

Christ shouted His love as He stretched out His arms
Embracing each one who would come!
Unlovely, unworthy, but saved by His Grace!
It’s at the cross that new life has begun.

Bag-ladies and bums are invited to dine
At the banquet feast at the foot of His Throne.
We may be surprised, who’ll be all dressed in white
Clothed in His righteousness, now His very own!.

Yes, there’s a place at the table for you and for me
With all our loved ones who have gone on before.
Oh my friend, come! You have been invited!
Please make the choice to walk through The Door.

Karin Ristau

26 comments:

Mari said...

I like this - especially the part about bag ladies and bums. God loves us all!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

"With all our loved ones who have gone on before."

How timely, as I was just thinking today of my mother who went to be with the Lord just a little over a year ago.

What a wonderful hope we have. Blessings to you - Marsha

pam said...

Again with the wow!
Unlovely, unworthy, but saved by His Grace! It’s at the cross that new life has begun. AMEN

Karen said...

We're invited to the ROYAL WEDDING SUPPER! AMEN. Beautiful poem, Karin!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Karin... God opens the door to ALL of us... The sad thing is that so many don't enter....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

How very beautiful, Karin.

ellen b. said...

Looking forward to that wedding feast! Blessings Karin...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I praise God that there is a place for me in Gods kingdom.

Bernie said...

I'm sure God uses your writing talent to reach many of us, have a great Friday....:-)Hugs

Sandy said...

"It’s at the cross that new life has begun."

Thanks for the encouraging words to begin my day.

Linda said...

Oh Karin....this poem is so wonderful! You are certainly gifted my friend.

Thanks for your comment this morning for my daughter Lisa's Birthday. She is such a blessing to our lives.

Have a great day!

Linda

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Karin. Found your blog while looking at others. I really love these words. Really heart felt and real. Hope you don't mind if I follow your blog.
God bless
Tracy

George said...

This is a beautiful poem which makes clear that God loves us all. It will be wonderful to see all who are at the banquet feast. Thank you for your inspiring words.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautifully said!

Marlene said...

You do have a gift for poetry. Just loved the way you presented heaven and the joys that await us there.

C. JoyBell C. said...

Beautiful and true. ♥

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Bums and bag ladies...yes indeed, they too are part of our society and should NOT be ignored.

Sorry, I'm so late getting around...I know you visited with me on my Watery Wednesday post too...much appreciated.

Hope your week has treated you well!!!

My Sunday Post...'ribbit'!!

Doris Sturm said...

You are one amazing poet, Karin. It's not always easy to remember that God even loves the people that we are at odds with, because only He is the judge and jury of us. Practicing humility in every day life is not easy, but something we must strive to do every day.

Hope you are having a most excellent Sunday!

Ja, ich liebe meinen Herrn Papa mit seinem Spazierstock - er schaut noch ganz schoen stolz drauf fuer sein Alter!

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Valerie said...

Karin - your writing is beautiful! This one came at an especially good time - as in the news here a few days ago - they had a a story about people in the church getting upset because they were asked to pray for bin laden. I know what an awful man he was, as was hitler and the others - but sin is sin in God's eyes. I am so grateful for the invitation to belong to God and so thankful that my eyes and my heart have not been blinded from seeing the truth.

Karen said...

Another beautiful poem, Karin...thank you for sharing your gift!

Ginny said...

I think this is my favorite of yours, Karin, you are so talented!! I missed you and am so glad to be back visiting!

Ron Joe "Geezer" said...

Amen! The invitation goes out to all. It's sad that so many make up an excuse to reject it :-(

Christine's Pantry said...

Nice post! Love it!

Glenda said...

I agree that we will be really surprised to see who's at His table! I'm so glad the invitation is to everyone! Beautiful poetry!

Ann said...

we have a bag lady in my neighborhood. She is different from other because she is very clean, and her stuff are packed nicely in these recycle bags.