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STRENGTH IN A SMILE…by Carl Gooch

STRENGTH IN A SMILE

Vast was the love that God did show

When His Son was sent to us here below…

He sent Him to pay sin’s great price,

The Lamb of God–our sacrifice.

They beat and nailed Him to a tree,

Scorned by the world for all to see…

With all the mercy that was in Him

He cried, “Father…forgive them!”

For my sins He took my place

That I may no longer live disgrace…

I can look any man in the eye,

I’m now a son of God Most High!

My Lord and God has called me His own,

He loves me and I’ll never be alone…

When troubles visit me for a while

He gives me strength to wear a smile!

Carl A. Gooch ~ 21 July 2014

DIDN’T KNOW SHE EXISTED

DIDN’T KNOW SHE EXISTED

(A real-life parable)

A story about a young girl

Who if asked, would not have resisted…

Admired a boy in high school

Who didn’t know she existed.

Not that he wasn’t willing

But he didn’t know her name…

She from a distance adored him.

This boy with high school fame.

Graduation comes and goes

And both live somewhere in town…

The poor girl had troubles,

Suffering a nervous breakdown.

Admitted to a psychiatric hospital

To find proper treatment a while…

Felling sad and lonely,

Having few reasons to smile.

The Protestant Chaplain’s visit

To see what could be done…

She heard his name of “Caswell”

And asked…did he have a son?

This younger son came to visit her,

“Jonathan” by name…

He was the boy from long ago:

Older, but the same!

For his first visit

He brought his Dad along…

He didn’t know what to expect

But her memory was strong.

They talked about the Prom

And things they never knew…

Expressed regret knowing that,

“I could have taken you.”

A few more visits over months

She grew up and out…

Don’t know where she is right now,

But healthier–no doubt.

Jonathan Caswell