Joy Restored


Joy Restored

Are you down in the dumps,
With problems quite a few?
Do you not see a way out,
Every way you view?

Did you stay away from church,
Because you were so low?
Did you want to stay alone,
Rather than fellowship know?

Then you went back,
A smile and handshake received,
A reminder of how God
Can work in your life as He leads.

With a thankful heart,
You once again shine,
As your joy is restored,
With renewal of your mind.

(John 15:5; Romans 12:2)

                       — Charles B. Mayes

Joy Restored © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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When we are feeling low, we may not want to go to church, but that is the best time for us to fellowship with each other.  That is the best opportunity to have our joy restored.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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