A little lamb had wandered from the safety of the fold.
The Shepherd knew he was at risk alone out in the cold.
The dangers in the wilderness are ones to rightly fear.
There are the beasts that stalk at night the poor sheep never hear.
This one so young had left the flock to follow his own way.
He didn't know that he was lost until his world turned gray.
The brambles and the hiss of snakes soon found this lamb afraid.
He felt so far removed from love he shivered, wept and prayed.
Though missing, this young lamb was not forgotten in his plight.
The Shepherd, moved by heartfelt love, went searching in the night.
He wouldn't sleep or rest or eat while looking for the lost.
When tempted to give up and quit, he braved the wind and frost.
The helpless kid would surely die if he was not soon found.
And so the Shepherd soldiered on to comb the barren ground.
This search and rescue mission had consumed his mind and soul.
He'd gladly save this one He loved no matter what the toll.
And when it seemed all hope was gone, a shout of joy was heard.
The lamb once lost had now been found. We thrilled to hear the word.
It's comforting to realize that all who wander far
are sought by One who longs for them no matter who they are.
And just in case you doubt His heart consider His old cross.
It's bloody proof He'll search and search regardless of the cost.
The hunt for Brennan near Salt Lake is more than just good news.
We see in it our Father's love that only fools refuse.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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