Philippians 4:21
Those Who Are There

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.

They are the salt of the earth
They are found in every land
Though insignificant, are of highest worth
Because of them nations stand
Their prayers and supplications ascend
On behalf of all those who lead
People turn askance when their knees bend
But to their prayers the eternal God does heed.

They aren’t usually rich, but they willingly use
What God has given with a view to help others –
They are not obligated but often they choose
To set aside a portion of what they gather
To be used where and when needs arise
So the load others are carrying, they share
Really, it doesn’t seem much of a surprise
Because for the Lord’s sake, they really care.

Most I will never see as I through this world go
But the effect of their presence is real
And it is by their love they to onlookers show
That where there is grief, they feel
The need to empathize and come alongside
Is part of what it is like for a Christian to be
And though others may mock and chide
Their agenda is the glory of Christ to be seen.

“Probably there are a lot of us before the throne of grace now, Father. Even though I don’t know many of the others, I know we all know Thee. There is a fellowship with them that is there as soon as we meet. It is the fellowship of the redeemed, who have been blessed by Thee and share this same life with Thee. “What a fellowship, what a joy divine!” I give Thee thanks for Thy people, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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