Worthy Witness

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May I call the next witness to the stand?

Both the plaintiff and defendant sit upright;

Each party has something to gain or lose;

By the testimony of the witness on the stand;

But before a witness gives his testimony;

He is made to swear to tell the truth;

The whole truth and nothing but;

The truth.

Because the credibility of a witness;

Is crucial to whose favor;

The final verdict goes to;

And each party prays;

To win the case;

At the end of the day.

To perjure oneself;

As a witness on the stand;

Is a crime inexcusable;

By a plea for pardon;

One must say the truth;

Even when the line of questioning;

Seem to favor the other party;

Because as a witness;

Your obligation is to;

Tell the truth;

And leave it;

To the judge or jury to decide;


Just as lying on the stand;

Is tantamount to;

Digging yourself a grave;

As it takes just one false statement;

To doubt one’s credibility;

And be held in contempt;

And have one’s entire testimony;



We are all witnesses on the stand;

Regardless of what we believe;

Or stand for;

And we all risk being held in contempt;

By our actions and words;

Those who claim to be faithless;

Hold on to a moral code;

Though there would be no basis for morality;

If God did not exist;

And those of us who believe;

Are most often caught compromising;

And acting contrary to our beliefs;


Do our lives serve as credible witnesses;

On the stand in the trial of our faith?

Would we be caught contradicting ourselves;

Or would we be found faultless and thus credible?

Will the court of observers;

Be convinced enough of our testimony?

Would we be honest enough;

To let them know;

We are not perfect;

Only saved by grace;

That the fact that our salvation is free;

Doesn’t make it cheap;

But rather because it’s priceless;

That no wealth or works;

Could afford to purchase it;


That though our eternity is secured;

We are still a working progress;

Striving to be more like Jesus;

Day in, day out.

Our perfection would only be complete;

When we reconcile with Him above;

That our flawed human nature might show up;

Once in a while;

And might bring our testimony into question;

But we have a God;

Who helps us up when we stumble and fall;

Who strengthens us when we get weak;

Who shows us the way to go when we lose our way;

Who doesn’t consider anyone;

Too lost to be saved;

Too sinful to be forgiven;

Too bad to be loved;


That is our testimony;

As witnesses of faith;

Living in the world;

But not of it;

Our lives prove;

That God can make something precious;

Out of what we would call worthless;


Pressure from opposition;

May have turned on the heat;

But if only we’d stand firm;

And stick to our testimony;

As faithful witnesses;

The truth will prevail;

No matter how long it takes.


Whose side are you on?

Whose witness are you?

The defense’s or the prosecution’s?

Are you credible?

Are you truthful?

Are you helping the case;

Or making the trial worse?


© Josephine Amoako 2016


6 Comments Add yours

  1. debby000 says:

    “our lives prove that God can make something Precious out of what we call worthless” this is a timeless truth. Treasures in earthen clay

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah exactly, Debby


  2. K. Bellamy with a Purpose says:

    I feel everyone in this world has fallen short. But I also feel that when we’ve fallen short to the point of despair, god will bring us through and that’s when transformation happens. Brave is the soul who recognizes where they’ve fallen short but have the heart to make their wrongs right and strive to do right. No one is perfect but God is.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Very well said, Bellamy. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts ☺

      Liked by 1 person

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