I Wrote Jesus

March 2, 2009
I wrote a letter to the president but I did not send it.
Instead I wrote to Jesus and I know He listened.
I asked Him to guide President Obama;
To give him the strength and wisdom to endure all the drama.
I prayed that our future would be better than our past.
I prayed that all this war and economic demise would not last.

'Jesus,' I said, 'show me who my heritage makes me.'
He held my hand and said 'Take a look and see.'
I saw the bus Rosa sat on,
the blood shed by Martin.
I saw inventions and advances all made by our men.
Then when I thought I'd seen all I could see,
the Lord showed me a mirror and I saw me.

He said 'Look at yourself, you beautiful black girl.'
I said 'What's so beautiful about being black in a white world?'
'You're all my people.' That's what he said.
'Black, white, green, blue, yellow, and red.'
'So you love us all the same? That's what you're saying?'
'Well I'm listening to this prayer and all the prayers they're praying.'
'I trust you, Lord. I believe your words are true.'
'Then stand on your faith and I'll work it out for you.'

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Amazing said...
Mar. 16, 2009 at 1:33 am
Beautiful. I can really see what an anmazing author you will become.
Praying for are presidents is an important thing and I am glad you have reminded us of that.
Jesus has some good plans for you
stick with it!!!
musicgirl757 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 12:37 am
I love it! Its amazing and so powerful.
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