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I was hitchhiking on Hallelujah Highway
When I passed a neon sign lit up to say

So, I strolled into the local soup kitchen
Pointed to the sign and asked the definition

Said the lady holding the silver ladle
She smiled at me, her eyes a bright hazel

“Saves whom?” I asked, with an inquisitive tone
“The thieves and the burglars who break into a home?”

“The liars and the cheats who need forgiven the most?”
“The mentally stable who were just wrongly diagnosed?”

The lady simply nodded for she wholeheartedly agreed
“Jesus saves all who are weary and in need.”

“Does he save all the politicians, who take us to war overseas?”
“Does he save all the drug addicts creeping in the streets?”

“Does he save all sinners, no matter their shame?”
“Does he save all the people, till no one remains?”

“Yes!” exclaimed the lady, as she burst into laughter
“Jesus saves them all! Haven’t you heard of the rapture?”

“But not all will be raptured.” I was quick to remind
“There will be some who are left here behind.”

“Well, of course,” said the lady, as if I missed the joke
“The child molesters and the gays are the Devil’s folk”

I shuttered at the harsh comparison she had made
Suddenly, the woman’s warmth had begun to fade
“JESUS SAVES… the ones worth saving.”

She sounded so positive, so certain, so sure
“There’s just some things, even Jesus can’t cure.”

“Like ignorance and hatred?” I boldly asked
The woman’s head snapped up as she let out a gasp

“JESUS SAVES ALL.” I stated. You cannot limit his grace
“If only all Christians could understand this, the world would be a much better place.”
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
You win! :)
RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

lol sounds good....

Might enter up for that insurance - 15% is better than nothing :hug:

RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Saves what?
rebeccalsmith-media Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
saves you 15% or more on car insurance.. 

haha, no, but really, he doesn't discriminate. 
rebeccalsmith-media Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you all for your support, feedback, and comments. Seeing everyone's open hearts and minds is refreshing and inspiring, to say the least.
ShadowsGirl9 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so beautiful ;v;
christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Writer
Audlez Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
This is beautiful! I truly agree with your views. The way you brought out such a touchy subject to many people in such a creative & graceful yet passionate way was breathtaking. Goodwork!
Macadamiannutjob Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I love me some Jesus. 
ronaldknoxtodie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I donīt belive in a god, but I believe in Jesus so he will save me and EVERY single human living on this world! *nodnod*
KotOR-MSTR Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus does save all!! Murderers, terrorists, criminals, rapists, drug dealers, even atheists, can all be saved!!
aldwarke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
A very wise and perceptive poem.
Nicetofinallymeetyou Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen. Beautiful. Jesus saved me.
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