A poem of encouragement ~ ~ ~
Thank You Lord, precious Jesus, glorious Saviour.
You are more precious than silver or gold!
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“Greater is He that is in you,
than he that is in the world”
(1 John 4:4b KJV)
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This journey called `life’ has its fair share of struggles, trials and battles. As we all know, the load can be so heavy at times. Now when I’m out shopping with my husband, sorry – HE has to carry the heavy bags, NOT ME! If I do it, I’m putting my back at risk. It’s too much. But there are times, during life’s trials, when it can be so easy to try “managing it” – you know, “getting by”, “coping” with it all. Then one day, suddenly, the load is overwhelming.
Too many times, I have forfeited the peace and rest I could have had in Christ, just by giving Him my “heavy bags” and handing my load over to Him. But the precious loving heart of Jesus, once again, melts mine, as He whispers words of peace within, or speaks through someone, or His word, saying “trust in Me”. His precious love inspires me again and again. Recently, He inspired me with the words of this poem: “Help Me to Lean”. I pray this will bless your heart.
God bless you richly!
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From the heavens, Love looked down,
left His glorious robe and crown
to pave the way for all of humankind.
Jesus Christ, the sacrifice –
for one and all He gave His life,
all because God had us on His mind.
Mercy looked beyond my shame
and lovingly called out my name,
saying “I have come to give you life”.
Forgiveness came with open arms,
enveloped my soul with calm
and took away the inner doubts and strife.
Happiness evaded me,
until I came to Calvary
and looked upon the face of Him Who died.
Freedom broke the bars of sin
when I opened up to Him
and, in my soul, new tears of joy I cried.
By His grace, I walk this road,
thankful for the love He showed;
the peace He gives me, nothing can destroy.
Strength within, He gives to me
and words of life that set me free.
He’s my hope, the Centre of my joy!
© 2014 Christine V Mitchell
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A poetic dramatization, based on the Biblical story of Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion.
“What’s going on? What’s going on?
Where are they going, this gathering throng?
Why are they shouting? Why are they mad?
Some look so happy. Many are sad”.
“Haven’t you heard? Where have you been?
They’ve taken Him, Jesus, the Nazarene”.
“I was away, but I’ve just returned,
I heard some talk that made my ears burn”.
“Quick move aside, they’re coming this way!
Oh, this is awful! A terrible day!
He only did good, was loving and kind.
There’s no-one like Him. He is divine!
Sick folk were healed, dead even raised.
I think the rulers envied His praise.
Multitudes loved to be blessed by His words,
So much more precious than any they’d heard.
He spoke of God’s kingdom and life from above.
He spoke of forgiveness, mercy and love;
That He is the Truth, the Life and the Way
To get to the Father, whenever we pray”.
“Merciful Father! Look at His head!
A crown of thorns, pierced ’til He bled!
Look at the sorrow and pain in His eyes
And still they are mocking with cruel cries”.
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
“Why? What wrong has He ever done?”
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!
Called Himself God’s only Son!”
“Leave Him alone! He’s our Messiah!
He came to save us from hell’s fire!”
“Step aside woman, don’t get in the way!
If you’re so worried, start to pray!
“Oh no! They’re nailing His feet and hands!
The suffering and pain He bravely withstands.
No-one should ever have this to endure,
Especially someone so kind and so pure”
. . . . .
His body whipped, His flesh torn.
He bore the shame, mocked and scorned.
Upon the cross He felt alone;
Endured all of this, our sins to atone.
He suffered all for the entire world
And yet insults at Him are hurled.
He sacrificed Himself that day,
Gave His life and opened the way.
One man for all, Whose purity
Now meant that God could have mercy.
Jesus tasted of death and hell
But He ROSE AGAIN, ALIVE and WELL!
History cannot erase that day.
It happened, dear friend,
so that we could pray:
“Lord, I believe that YOU are the One
Who came to die, God’s only Son.
You took my place and died on a cross
to cleanse my soul from sinful dross.
I believe that You rose again.
Forgive me Lord of every sin.
Come, Lord Jesus, into my heart.
Help me to make a brand new start.
Wash me, cleanse and make me new.
From this day, I’ll follow You.
Thank You Lord that I’m forgiven
and ever will live with You in heaven”
© 2013 Christine V Mitchell
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It’s a New Year, a New Day, dear friend. Whatever yesteryear may have brought, take courage …there’s hope in the Lord. The following is a poem of encouragement from my poetry book, Comfort & Hope, and is written like a “letter of love” from the Lord, as an expression of His compassionate heart. Take a quiet moment to read … and let Him speak to your heart…..
Purest love is the candle of gold
that burns in His heart for you.
As the morning sun arising
opens the door to a brand new day,
Christ – the Son of Righteousness –
makes darkness take flight
in surrender to His light ..
when He comes in.
He closed the chasm
that kept His love at bay,
through His blood,
shed to wash our sins away.
Suffering our pain, He gave His life
to bring hope again.
When He comes in
so comes grace
and love divine, the love we pine;
the kind that’s pure
and will endure.
Do embers of hope burn?
Does your soul yearn within?
Christ Jesus is the
Way in the wilderness,
Living Water in the desert.
He’ll make a way.
He’ll do a new thing.
Call on the Name of Jesus.
He’ll hear your cry.
Your tears He’ll dry –
Watch and see.
Your heart, once again, will sing –
when He comes in.
(Isaiah 43:19; John 7:38; John 10:9; John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
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