Forgiven

He came that I might know
truth.
Have life.
Live love.
Overcome as He overcame
death.
He lives now
so that I can…
know how
to live today
and forever
I wish I could say I know all
but choose instead
to learn to know the One
who said:
 *“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, 
even though they die;
 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. 
Do you believe this?”
so I die…
to my own selfish ambitions, 
and trust
that if I crucify
the me in I
Somehow I live and never die,
because He lives, so do I. 
simple, 
grand,
 a maddening plan,
I have my part 
I take His hand-
I choose
life
by grace through faith,
I believe
I am 
forgiven.
Amen.
*John 11:25-26
Ephesians 2:8 (grace through faith)
I am Linking with Create with Joy for Wordless Wednesday (but I had a few words) 
and my friends at dVerse for some poetic justice on a Tuesday afternoon!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 21:30:22

    Wonderful post! And beautiful photos on your Blog! Have a happy sunshiny day!

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  2. Anonymous
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 22:11:49

    That's as good a summary of Christian faith as I've come across in a good while. In fact, with your permission, I might use this in a service at some point. Obviously, I will ensure that it is clear that you wrote this and not me.

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  3. Brian Miller
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 22:18:51

    I wish I could say I know allbut choose insteadto learn to know the Oneha, and in that we know what we need…and crucify the me in I…nice….powerful words ma'am

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  4. Pamela M. Steiner
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 23:12:21

    You are such a gifted writer/poet/word weaver! Thank you for being YOU!!

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  5. Denise
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 01:29:08

    Powerful.

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  6. Anonymous
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 02:31:00

    This was amazingly beautiful! Blessings ♥

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  7. Claudia
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 06:11:45

    it was a fantastic plan, wasn't it…one that no one expected..powerful

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  8. Veronica Lee
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 06:12:57

    Impactive!!Have a blessed day!

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  9. Mia De Vries
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 08:13:30

    Hi DawnAs I was reading your poem, the thought crossed my mind that this death we need to die, we only do to experience the resurrected life of our Lord Jesus. And this is the only life worth living … a life lived in Him!Much loveMia

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  10. Dawn Paoletta
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 13:03:16

    Share away, my friend. It's all His story after all…;)

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  11. Dawn Paoletta
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 13:03:56

    Amen, Mia. Yes. Oh, yes!

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  12. Laurie Kolp
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 18:20:43

    Really inspiring… and this is great: that if I crucifythe me in ISomehow I live and never die

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  13. lucychili
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 16:48:16

    yes inspiring

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  14. ayala
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 00:59:57

    Powerful and good write.

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