Please, Don’t Forget

This is something I wrote after spending a day with a friend a couple of years ago – and something I still feel and pray about to this day.

“Please, Don’t Forget:
Back around the time we were 15; 02 I think
I met you outta nowhere, in a situation where I coulda missed ya in a blink
Though it was years ago, I remember those times like yesterday
You’d be calling me out for my foul language and for calling things “gay”
Then you invited me to a weekend getaway with the others in 03’s May; learning about Christs sacrifice and how to love Gods way
And sure part of the motivation was I was into our friend; but the biggest part was your showing despite anger and negativity towards him that Gods grace and love never really ends
Please come back, please come home, please return to love emitting from the Heavenly throne
Please don’t neglect, please don’t forget, please come back to the ways of Christ the Savior resurrect
I wish the way I was now was the way I was then, I wish I was brave enough to do as you had and tell you that you’re slippin’. I think it was 08 and you went you to U of O, and in retrospect your brothers and sisters shouldn’t have reacted so slow; in fact, a lot of our reactions were pretty much “yeah, so?”. Maybe we shoulda acted on it, maybe I shoulda told you how you were making me sigh, but we definitely shouldn’t have sat idly by when you started telling stories about how much fun you had getting high
Please come back, please come home, please return to love emitting from the Heavenly throne
Please don’t neglect, please don’t forget, please come back to the ways of Christ the Savior resurrect
Here we are now, smack dab in the present day; all of this on my mind cause I just saw you yesterday. It was great and a smile on my face started to rise, but five minutes in you were talking like sexualized secular guys. Last time we spoke you had said how much you wanted to “come back to God” and all, and yet the only thing displayed was just how much you’ve gone away from Him in your fall. I love you so much and will always have your back, and yet I don’t know if you won’t see this as an attack. This isn’t hating on you for your sins and frequent use of words of curse, I’d never hold against you anything of which I am the worst. I write this cause your my sister and we once shared the same mission; you helped me grow in God and see I couldn’t freely sin and call myself “a moderate Christian”. I pray you’ll come back and respond to the Lords call, I pray that you’ll come back and give Him your all. I know its not dependent on me for you to stop sinning, but where would I be if I didn’t have sisters and friends in Christ like you in the beginning?
Please come back, please come home, please return to love emitting from the Heavenly throne
Please don’t neglect, please don’t forget, please come back to the ways of Christ the Savior resurrect.”

This was in no way meant as judgement or an attack on who this person is, just loving concern for a sister in Christ.

I pray my friends that we (myself included) will seek strength from the Lord to reach out – and lovingly call out – those loved ones who have started to walk away.

S.O. also did a great song about this subject, which can be found here.

May the Lord bless you all today. Take care.

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