Sticky Jesus

04 May

Ok.  So a couple of months ago as I was going through cancer screening, I wrote a poem.  I began writing it on receipts that I had in my pocketbook while I was in the waiting room waiting to have an ultra sound done.  I then continued to write it as I was in different exam rooms as I waited.  One nurse asked what I was doing and I told her and she supplied me with a pad to write on.  I have not written a poem since I was in 10th grade and was forced to do it in English class.  I have held on to it, not knowing what to do with it and I have now decided that I will at least put it on my blog to share with whoever wants to read it.  So here it is.  Let me know what you think 🙂

Sticky Jesus

When life gets sticky, things are hard and you’re blue

You’re wondering where to turn and you don’t know what to do

You could turn to the ways of the world that lead to alcohol, drugs, bitterness and depression

It’s only a downward spiral and a hard life lesson

But there is another way where your burden is easy and light

Your load is much softer and your Guide is the Way, the Truth and the Life

He will stick by your side through thick and through thin

He will stick Himself in the hard places so you don’t have to go in

When you invite Him in, He abides in your heart

He will stick to your soul and never depart

And when life gets sticky He can be like a Lion roaring

But He will carry you through, sometimes you may even feel like you are soaring

All you have to do is admit that you can’t make it on your own

Admit that you are a sinner, ask for forgiveness and ask Him to make your heart His home

You say, “It seems too easy.  How can this be?”

Jesus says, “I have paid the price my child.  Come unto me.”

You ask, “What did He do?  What price did He pay?”

I will tell you right now, nothing would give me more pleasure to say

He stepped down from Heaven to live the perfect life on earth

He paid the price of the spotless Lamb of God to give us new birth

He stuck Himself to the cross pure, holy and true

To take away our sin, as only He could do

So when life gets sticky and too much for you to bare

Turn to sticky Jesus and He will always be right there

Proverbs 18:24 “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”

Isaiah 40:29-31 “29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”

John 1:29 “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Courtenay Folk 2010


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7 responses to “Sticky Jesus

  1. Bubba Lollar

    May 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    So, you’re a poet and didn’t even knowit!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing the poem! You are always such an inspiration to me, Courtenay! It is great, and I will keep it in mind to share with others here. May God continue to bless you, keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, my precious sister in Him.
    Love you,

    • courtenayfolk

      May 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you sweet sister!! Let me know if you do share it, how it is used. I have no idea why God gave me those words, but I figure it has to be for someone or some use. Love you too 🙂 Court

  2. Mary Learn

    May 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Courtenay, that is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. It is true. God does stick to us like glue. I am so grateful that He is a “sticky” God. May God continue to bless you and your family in what you are doing, and thank you for all that you do. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you again.

  3. Frances Revels

    May 6, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Thanks for sharing it with us. Its so true, he will never let go if you’ll only let him in. God bless you and your family for doing his work. Hang in there because he still needs you and will continue to bless your family for the work you’re doing. Love and Prayers.

  4. Henry Martin

    May 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Great poem, Courtney! I emailed you a “versified” version (hey, some say I can write, but I don’t have to know the lingo). I hope you like it. I used your words, just pruned a little for meter’s sake. I figure you could put it to music some time.

    • courtenayfolk

      May 6, 2010 at 4:19 am

      Thanks Henry! That is so neat! And I remember exactly who you are. The Folks at 2nd Pres hold a special place in our hearts. You guys are still like our family. And I would have never thought to put it to music! That is something we will have to attempt to do 🙂 We will see! Thanks again 🙂 Court

  5. Kirsten

    May 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Love it Court. Praying that you’ll feel Sticky Jesus right at your side through this all.


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