Greg Oosterhouse

Rookie (02-20-1976 / Grand Rapids, MI)

The Soapbox Preacher's Creed - Poem by Greg Oosterhouse

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of paper and pen.
And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son,
Who gives me words for my poems every now and then.
I believe in spreading His Word
Through mouth and through pen strokes.
And in overcoming feelings of great shyness.
I shall never use my gift to tell jokes.
I believe in telling others of His love,
And in telling of the Good News for all.
At times, this love has to be tough,
But for His Word, all must be willing to fall.
I believe it is not mine to judge, but the Lord's.
All correction is to be given out with love.
For I am no better than my fellow man,
I too, need correction that is sent from above.
I believe that the words I write are His,
And that He will tell me those words again and again.
He is indeed the true author of my life.
And His is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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