MY COUSIN ROY

One of a kind was Roy, there will never be another.

A loving father and everybody’s brother!

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Man of God foremost, seeking first God’s kingdom,

Preaching wondrous Grace, everyone is welcome!

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That is the gospel buddy, “Whosoever will”

“Come to Me…”  Inviting the age-old gospel still.

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No easy payment plans, like, the many paths of God.

Roy stuck with the truth, he walked where Jesus trod!

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Christ who made the claim, “The Way, The Truth, The Life!”

We follow Jesus’ way or end in bitter strife!

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“Come unto Me,” He called, “And I will give you rest.”

Have you ever done this?  Why not put Him to the test?

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If your church does not teach this, better make a change!

The Good News that is the gospel, your life can rearrange.

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Take it or leave it friend, this is not something new!

Old as creation!  That only God can do!

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Good business something Roy kept in perspective,

Not a priority, sort of an elective.

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“Seeking first the kingdom of God,” this was his goal!

And still his goal in heaven with God in control. (*)

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I will see you soon, Roy!

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(*) I would not have it any other way!  If you have a better plan I would like to hear it!

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Love, Sam Cox 08.03

SUCH A DEAD DOG AS I

Sure there is similarity, I once was lost to sin!

Lame in both my feet, believe this man and I are twin!

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Never thought myself lame until I came to His side.

Found then not just lameness, hastened to Him to abide.

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“What am I, thy servant, that you should look upon myself?”

Could such humility then identify this self?

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“Humble yourself, so He will exalt you in due time…” (1)

I do not seek exaltation, just abide with the Divine!

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“Come to Me,” my Lord said, “And I will give you rest.” (2)

Is this not exaltation sufficient to be blest?

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Heaven will be exaltation plenty for this son!

As it should appropriate for each and every one!

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So humble yourself (3) you may prove a blessing yet!

It is nothing in yourself but in the Perfect one you met!

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You know the Perfect one is Jesus, He is alone in every way!

He alone can teach perfection as we follow Him each day!

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(1) 1 peter 5:6 “Humble yourself…” Look them up, do you good

(2) Matthew 11:28-30

(3) “Humble yourself under the mighty Hand of God and He will exalt you.”

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S H Cox 10.24.05

TO GOD MY LOVE

GOD in Heaven, GOD in Love,

In Mary’s home on earth,

There experienced the lowliest

Of any humble birth!

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GOD of Heaven, GOD on Earth,

And within my heart,

He created everything

That is from the start.

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Originator, consummate,

All that ever was,

He created, is creating!

He our God in Love!

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Sure, came down, healed the sick,

Gave His life for me!

Everyone who did accept

His claim of victory!

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Over sins dread disease,

Separating all

From the love of God above

Due to Adam’s fall.

Every son and daughter, too,

Who do not heed the call.

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“Come to Me, I will give you rest!”

From the curse of sin!

Heaven is yours just receive!

All may enter in!

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Jesus paid sin’s penalty!

Unthinkable the death!

Far worse than any punishment!

Then with dying breath–

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“Forgive them, Father, they know not…”

For their sin’s I am dying,

Excruciating pain for hours,

Final prayer the crying!

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the Sam 5.21.13