Friday, June 9, 2017

A Savior Alive // A belated Easter poem

A World created

A Sin committed

A Bond separated

A Love omitted

A Promise given

A God with power

A People who followed

A People who cowered

An Angel sent

A Woman submitted

A Baby born

A Savior given

A Boy who grew

A Man who taught

A Man who healed

The Son of God

A Sinless Man

A Trial commenced

An ignorant people

Blood on their hands

A Whip snapped

A Crown placed

A Crowd spat

Into His face

A Cross carried

A Hill scaled

A Nail hammered

A Hand nailed

A Savior dying

An Agony displayed

A Blood so pure

A Man Who forgave

A Savior dead

A People dismayed

A Promise remembered

A Sign -- three days

A Stone rolled

A Veil tore

A Tomb empty

A Devil mourned

An Angel present

A Woman wondered

A News proclaimed

He was not kept under

A Savior alive

A Hope brought near

A Bond renewed

No more to fear

A God Who loved

A People so much

A Son He gave

The Son of God

A Savior lived

A Savior died

A Savior Loved

Our Savior, Jesus --- is ALIVE.

This was a poem I wrote up that I was going to put on here for Easter, but I just didn't get around to it for some reason. (Maybe it was because I wasn't exactly sure if it was good or made very much sense... What do you think of it?)
But anyway, even though it's far past Easter, I think us as Christians should be excited about and celebrating Jesus' resurrection all year round, don'tchya think? :) I mean, just think about it --- Jesus was willing to take such a horrific punishment in our place --- the punishment we very much deserved, so that we could be free from all hurt, grief, pain, sickness, and sin. But why on earth would he do such a thing for a people who deliberately denied and rejected him?


"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

It makes me so sad to hear people say or see people hold up signs that say things like "God is mad at you" or "God is angry". God is not mad or angry at you. Just look at what he was willing to do for us. Would someone who hates your guts go off and take the punishment and death you deserved? I wouldn't hardly think so. He might be sad or not be pleased with something wrong we've been doing, but that doesn't stop Him from loving us. He loves you SO SO much, and wants the very best for you. (That of course doesn't mean we should keep doing wrong things. [Romans 6:1-2] God will forgive us for them, but we should still obey God's commandments and do what's pleasing in His sight.) 

God's love is truly just... amazing. It's indescribable. It's incredible. It's almost unbelievable... but it's real. Sometimes I think we forget how deep of a hole we'd all be in if Christ didn't do what He did. We'd still be stuck in that deep pit... but Jesus rescued us. He stretched out His hand and pulled us back up out of that dark hole of sin. He embraced us with such love. He gave us life --- but not just life --- life more abundantly. Because of Him, we're FREE. It's more awesome than words can describe.
But if you haven't experienced that kind of freedom and still feel stuck down in that hole of sin, God can pull you back out, too. All you have to do is tell Him you're sorry for the wrong things you've done and "confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and you will be saved." (Romans 10:9) It's really that simple. And Jesus dying on the cross made that way for us to be able to just simply ask for forgiveness with a sincere heart, and then be washed clean from all sin. Praise God!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and are having a great start to your summer! :)