10 little Christians

10 little Christians standing in line, 1 disliked the preacher, then there were 9.
9 little Christians stayed up very late, 1 over slept Sunday, now there were 8.
8 little Christians on their way to Heaven, 1 took the low road and then there were 7.
7 little Christians chirping like chicks, 1 disliked the music, then there were 6.
6 little Christians seemed very much alive, but one lost his interest then there was 5.
5 little Christians pulling for Heaven’s shore, but one stopped to rest, then there were 4.
4 little Christians each busy as a bee, 1 got his feelings hurt, then there were 3.
3 little Christians knew not what to do, 1 up and joined the “sporty crowd”, now they’re down to 2.
2 little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done, differed with each other, then there was 1.

1 little Christian can’t do much ‘tis true, but he brought his friend to bible study then there was 2.
2 earnest Christians, each won one more. That doubled the number then there were 4.
4 sincere Christians worked early and late. Each won another then there were 8.
8 splendid Christians if they doubled as before, in only 7 Sundays, we’d have 1,024!

In this little jingle, there is a lesson true, you either belong to the building, or the wrecking crew!

Author is anonymous or unknown. Thanks for the share to FB friend and colleague, Kim Hagedorn!
This entry was posted in Devotions & Spiritual Exercises, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.