Are you a cardboard Christian - who folds so neatly out,
then goes to church on Sunday - yet seldom goes without?
Do you look good to others - but void beneath the skin,
a box that never carried fruit, a box that should begin.
Wake up! and look to Jesus! Do not be weary eyed!
Did He not pray profusely - that night before He died?
Are you a cardboard Christian - a shadow on the wall,
a ceiling fan that goes around but never hears His call?
He calls from that old rugged cross - the perfect sacrifice.
Do we deny like Peter - not once, not twice, but thrice?
Is your sword made up of plastic? Is your helmet made of tin?
Is your breastplate sounding hollow? Is your shield paper thin?
Take up your cross and follow Him. Take up your yoke and plow.
Was that huge stone not rolled away? Is He not living now?
Don't focus in the mirror - but on our God above.
for we are merely blood and guts - but He's the God of love!
Some questioned Jesus and His ways. Don't be a doubting Thomas.
Focus on the "least of these" and listen to His promise!
Wake up! and smell God's roses! Lift up your voices, sing!
Raise high your hands and stomp your feet and praise our Lord and King!
Copyright 2004-2016 louis gander
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