Listen to the words of this poem entitled, "The View." I don't know the author, but the words are striking.
Jesus went upon the mount that day
To begin his ministry.
He gazed across the fertile ground,
And what did he see?
He looked upon the countless faces;
He saw the pain of un-numbered homes,
And the doubts of a thousand places.
His view was not limited
To what he saw that day.
He looked across eternity
And he saw you me,
And oh, so many others
All along the way.
God's grace he shared with words that day,
Happiness can be found no other way.
The path is found in humility
When you know your own poverty.
Not poor as the world defines
But poor before God, he chimed.
When in life you've found this key
Jesus said you've found eternity.
So when you think your life a mess,
Don't despair I do declare
Jesus came to bring you happiness.
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Contributed by Kelsey Coleman on Sep 10, 2004
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