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

IDENTIFICATION

I will not try to prove, once in Grace always in,

I will just state out front what I know!

A change occurred when He entered my heart,

Authentic joy I had then to show–

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Others for I led another to the Lord.

Real joy could not be contained!

Did not feel guilt or pride anymore,

No way could those be retained!

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Yes, I drifted away as so many do,

Of Disciples, only John stood by,

Others returned to what they had done before,

But for Christ, John would rather die!

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With Mary, He stood at the foot of that cross,

There He truly identified!

Then, “Mary, your Son…” “John, take your mother,”

Last thought at that cross, He died!

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Disciple John drew closer that any!

Did he then lead Peter back?

Then ran to tell others the good news!

Sure, he got back on the track!

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So typical!  They just could not believe!

Though assured so many ways!

That He would resurrect from the grave

To experience everlasting days!

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We creatures of now is this what we face?

Deep down, this is the end?

Death then declares conscious/unconscious,

No future to ever spend!

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If Heaven is doubtful then Hell is too!

But what Jesus said, I believe!

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved!”

Important this fact!  I receive!

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Cannot pick one fact thinking the others do not fit,

Must receive all of God’s plan

Specifically Heaven, sure, and Hell, also!

His statement, yes!  He can!

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the Sam