By Ken Blue
The congregation was seated; everyone was in his place;
And just before the sermon, I saw a message on each face.
Here sits a woman with cancer, her illness, known to none;
Perhaps I’ll ease her fears, by exalting God’s suffering Son.
There are many families here from far and distant lands;
Jesus too was a stranger, their rejection, He understands.
Others have no income, unemployed, they are poorly fed;
Jesus identifies with them. He had no place to lay His head.
Here are lonely seniors, who will return to an empty home;
May I assure them, Jesus will never leave them alone.
To my right, a single mother, with three children in her care;
May I reassure her, of a loving family here.
There’s a girl with a secret, she’s too ashamed to make it known;
May this congregation help her, and never cast a stone.
Here I stand, an inept preacher, with needy souls filling this place;
May this sermon meet those needs, seen today on every face.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.