The Winning Shoe
By: Susan Y Nikitenko
We the children of earthly men;
Are running in life’s race.
Some are running, oh so slow;
Others at a quicker pace.
Most are running unaware;
Some are running with no care.
Some are running just for fun;
Some are running in a chair.
Because all in life are running;
Towards a finished end.
All will meet that final day;
It could be at any bend.
Some are wearing right shoes;
Some are wearing wrong.
Wearing wrong shoes on your run;
Makes it hard and makes it long.
I see the boots of working men;
I see the hills of fashions world.
I see the flip flops flapping by;
I see the blisters as they cry.
Trusting in a pair of shoes unfit;
Like, loafers or squeakers or pumps.
Some running down the path of life;
While griping and frowning, their grumps.
Some are laughing, some are leaping;
Still, they won’t win in the end.
By trusting in some wrong pair;
That will never, ever, get them there.
But there are runners in this race;
They wear the winning shoe.
Not the Nike, Not the Reebok;
No, No Name brand shoe will do.
Salvation is the winner’s shoe;
That gets one through to heavens gate.
For all that wear these righteous shoes;
Will win this race and celebrate.
While you’re running in some other shoes;
Traveling a road that ends in loss.
Stop right now and change your shoes;
Run to the Lord take up His cross.
Let’s run together side by side;
Wearing Salvation, the winning shoes.
When trusting in Christ the Lord;
You know you’ll never, ever lose.
Let's praise the One, Who gave His Son;
Wearing the shoes of Salvation free.
And when we cross that finished line;
How sweet our victory will be.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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