Poem: A Pilgrim's Sacrifice and Vision
In 1620, the Pilgrims left England to seek a new land.
They sought religious freedom, this small pious band.
They desired to praise and worship God as they saw fit.
A new life of hardship and sacrifice mattered to them not a bit.
Cold and starvation, possible hostile tribes and disease,
Didn't deter them if they could honor God as they pleased.
They put it all on the line and set sail for a life that was new.
They were on a mission from God. That much they knew.
Today there are some people who devote their lives to the Lord.
They left home and loved ones and the things they did hoard.
To futures uncertain except for the one thing they knew -
That God had called them for a purpose which was holy and true.
Winters are cold and luxuries few.
Hardships are common and outsiders may say that this way is untrue.
But as believers and followers of Jesus, we put all that aside.
We work for God's kingdom even when it's a rough ride.
We're modern day pilgrims, doing what we know to be right.
We don't give up. We fight the good fight.
We see a bright future when Jesus comes back to rule.
The new world's worth any price, like the most precious jewel.
Richard Cerruti -- Jan. 21, 2018