Dirty and Dusty

Here is a poem/song I have been working on this year. And while I don’t think I have finished it yet; I am going to share it anyway. The theme is birthed out of my sincere belief that just like God’s word says, every single one of us have done wrong things in our life. Every single one of us have “sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” And that sin, whether it is considered big or small, it creates a division between us and our Creator who is holy. Our fellowship with Him is broken. God, who is holy, is also loving. And in His love, God offers redemption and reconciliation through His Son Jesus Christ. If we confess our sin and call upon Christ as Lord, He offers to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

Dirty and Dusty

They say Moses’ face was shining
After he and God would meet,
The ground there was so holy,
He had to take the sandals off his feet.
His shoes were dirty and dusty
From the path that he had trod,
And you can’t track in the dirt of this world
If you want to stand in the presence of God.

Jesus took His twelve disciples
To the upper room to eat,
But before they had communion
The Savior washed their feet
Their feet were dirty and dusty
From the path that they had trod
And you can’t track in the dirt of this world
If you want to have communion with God

Someday we’ll all be standing
Before God’s Judgment seat,
And we’ll be sent away forever
If Christ hasn’t washed our feet,
We’re all dirty and dusty
From the paths that we have trod,
And we cannot enter Heaven
Unless we’ve been washed by the Son of God.

I hope that you know how much the Lord loves and cares for you. May God bless you and the ones you love.

Until next time, stay strong in the faith,

Pastor Phillip Stephens

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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4 Responses to Dirty and Dusty

  1. Kathleen A Jones says:

    Dear Pastor Stephens,
    I am not sure how I found this website and your encouraging words. It might have been researching the back surgery I am facing. Severe spinal stenosis causing sciatica. I also need a anterior laminectomy and spinal fusion L 4-5. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. I feel like I am making these decisions alone, but I know God is with me. It is just overwhelming. I am 65 and do not really have a good support system.

    Kathleen Jones

    • Hi Kathleen, I hope the information has been helpful. I had my laminectomy and T-Lif about 10.5 years ago. You will definitely be in my prayers – in regard to healing, treatment, recovery and a support system.

      Please keep me posted on how you are doing.

      Blessings to you,
      Pastor Phillip

  2. Kathleen A Jones says:

    I also loved your poem/song Dirty and Dusty…

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