Thanks to Dan for sharing this poem with us.
John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
GET TO KNOW HIM
I thought I knew Him when I saw Him nestled in the straw;
A babe in the arms of his mother was the picture that I saw.
I thought I knew Him when He was among a group of learned men,
Teaching them of God’s plan and things they didn’t comprehend.
I thought I knew Him when thousands of people were all fed,
Not only with the word of God, but with fishes and loaves of bread.
I thought I knew Him when Pilate said, “I find no fault with this man.”
“Crucify Him” the people cried and drove nails in his hands.
I thought I knew Him when a crown of thorns was placed upon his head,
Or when out of the tomb He came, having been resurrected from the dead.
All of these scenes are pictures that help me know that He is real,
But I only start to know Him when I change the way I feel.
When I visit with God in the morning and again at each days end,
Not with memorized words, more like talking with a friend.
When I share with God my problems and I feel His helping hand,
Guiding me from day to day, I begin to understand.
I get to know Christ better when I have pondered what He said,
When I go to church each Sunday and partake of the water and the bread.
I know that He can help me, if I will let Him show the way,
So He can teach my spirit when I say my prayers each day.
I pray that I can live my life in every sort of way,
That I can get to know Him better, every single day.
So that when this life is finished and I have endured until the end,
He will put his arms around me as a brother and a friend.
Daniel M. Tucker