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Just Come
 
In the back yard at our place, Sunday night,
you don't have to dress as a star.
It's a place where the homeless
can come for a feed;
you can 'kick-back' and come as you are.

There are none here to judge you
if your dress isn't chic;
the pastor wears ragged blue jeans.
If you need a new shirt,
there are some on that bench;
the owners know what kindness means.

You can always get a feed here
and it's pretty-well gourmet fare;
nourishing, tasty and well prepared
because the people providing care.

If you need fruit or a blanket,
bread, or a hot cup of tea,
come for the service at Bobby's place,
it is all laid on and it's free.

When tummies are filled, get comfortable,
the action's about to start.
Guitars and drums with voices raised
and we encourage you to take part.

Now Bobby's turn to speak has come
and the chatter becomes a soft hum.
Bobby's message inspires the mob
to invest lives in the kingdom come.

His own life turned from addiction
because somewhere, somebody cared,
showed Bobby the path to salvation
and his miserable life was spared.

Each time, after he finishes speaking,
people come forward for prayer;
lives are transformed, healed, set free
because there are still some people
who care.

Yes, 'come as you are' is the dress-code,
come as you are, warts and all;
it is, as I said, just our back yard,
no fancy church building or hall.

Just come!
Just come as you are.



The background
shows Neil and Les,
two of our 'regulars'.

Find out more about the work we do.
Visit: www.fishersofmen.org.au






By cherryk

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