We don’t measure up
And that is the point!
That’s the reason the Savior came!
We all needed saving
We’re all born in sin.
There’s salvation found in His Name.

The moment we think,
“Oh, I’m not like that,”
That’s precisely the moment we sin!
When our foolish pride
Puts our nose in the air
It blinds us from looking within.

Our God is holy
And just as I am
I could never stand before Him.
But just as I am
His grace has saved me
And now I’m IN Christ – forgiven of sin.

Let’s never compare
Our life with another
Never think more of self than we ought.
We don’t measure up
And that is the point
It’s not about us, but the Grace of God.

Karin Ristau


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Praise God I don't have to rely on my own goodness.I would fail miserably,BUT GOD,is the one I count on.

Doris Sturm said...

What a lovely poem, Karin, and so accurately to the point! We are all sinners, no matter how good we might think we are.

Have a nice day :-)
God bless you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

If everyone would just be who they are ---and not wish to be someone else, the world would be a better place. We are who we are ---and we do measure up in God's eyes. Praise God for that.

Glenda said...

Oh, what powerful yet practical advice for every Christian! Thanks for reminding us that it is all about Him!

George said...

This is a beautiful poem with a tremendous message. God loves me even if I don't measure up.

Karen said...

Beautifully written, Karin!