"Just Checking In Today"

Discussion in 'Coffee Table' started by john.a, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. john.a

    john.a Active Member

    Just sharing.

    "Just Checking In Today"

    "Just Checking In Today" ( being read in rhythm)
    A Minister passing through his church
    In the middle of the day,
    Decided to pause by the altar
    To see who came to pray.

    Just then the back door opened,
    And a man came down the aisle,
    The minister frowned as he saw the man
    Hadn't shaved in a while.

    His shirt was torn and shabby,
    And his coat was worn and frayed,
    The man knelt down and bowed his head,
    Then rose and walked away.

    In the days that followed at precisely noon,
    The preacher saw this chap,
    Each time he knelt just for a moment,
    A lunch pail in his lap.

    Well, the minister's suspicions grew,
    With robbery a main fear,
    He decided to stop and ask the man,
    'What are you doing here?'

    The old man said he was a factory worker
    And lunch was half an hour
    Lunchtime was his prayer time,
    For finding strength and power.

    I stay only a moment
    Because the factory's far away;
    As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
    This is kinda what I say:

    'I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,
    How Happy I Have Been,
    Since We Found Each Other’s Friendship
    And You Took Away My Sin.

    Don't Know Much Of How To Pray,
    But I Think About You Every day.
    So, Jesus, This Is Ben,
    Just Checking In Today.'

    The minister feeling foolish,
    Told Ben that it was fine.
    He told the man that he was welcome
    To pray there anytime.

    'It's time to go, and thanks,' Ben said
    As he hurried to the door.
    Then the minister knelt there at the altar,
    Which he'd never done before.

    His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
    As he met with Jesus there.
    As the tears flowed down his cheeks,
    He repeated old Ben's prayer:

    'I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,
    How Happy I've Been,
    Since We Found Each Other’s Friendship
    And You Took Away My Sin.

    I Don't Know Much Of How To Pray,
    But I Think About You Every day.
    So, Jesus, This Is Me,
    Just Checking In Today.'

    Past noon one day, the minister noticed
    That old Ben hadn't come.
    As more days passed and still no Ben,
    He began to worry some.

    At the factory, he asked about him,
    Learning he was ill.
    The hospital staff was worried,
    But he'd given them a thrill.

    The week that Ben was with them,
    Brought changes in the ward.
    His smiles and joy contagious.
    Changed people were his reward.

    The head nurse couldn't understand
    Why Ben could be so glad,
    When no flowers, calls or cards came,
    Not a visitor he had.

    The minister stayed by his bed,
    He voiced the nurse's concern:
    No friends had come to show they cared.
    He had nowhere to turn.

    Looking surprised, old Ben spoke up
    And with a winsome smile;
    'The nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
    He's been here all the while.'

    Every day at noon He comes here,
    A dear friend of mine, you see,
    He sits right down and takes my hand,
    Leans over and says to me:

    'I Just Came By To Tell You, Ben,
    How Happy I Have Been,
    Since We Found This Friendship,
    And I Took Away Your Sin.

    I Think About You Always
    And I Love To Hear You Pray,
    And So Ben, This Is Jesus,
    Just Checking In Today

    If this blesses you, pass it on.
    Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart...

    May God hold you in the palm of His hand And Angels watch over you..
    Please pass this on to your friends
    & loved ones.
    So, FRIENDS & FAMILY, this is ME ...
    "Just Checking In Today"

    marty, TerriP and Ruthlyn like this.
  2. ishaknatan

    ishaknatan Beta Tester

    Wow, beautiful and uplifting . . .
  3. TerriP

    TerriP Active Member

    Thank you, dear brother John, I love it.
  4. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    Bless you John, thanks.
  5. Truckerboy

    Truckerboy Member

    Thank you John. I've already shared it on other media. Many thanks.