Endless Grace

seedlings

As churches preach of sin and wrong

In droves God’s people leave; they long

For Jesus and a welcome space.

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

When Jesus lived he spoke of things

Like love, forgiveness, God as King.

It’s time to shout of God’s embrace!

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

He offers mercy, forgets sins

With open arms invites us in.

Our Father’s love is sweet to taste.

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

New seedlings Christ did make of us.

Through him God’s redemption promise

Filled; love and mercy, freedom’s place.

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

In you through Spirit He abides,

His sons and daughters are His pride

And joy, yet this is just a trace;

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

To God our Father you belong,

Loved, known and cherished – His heart’s song

Until we see Him face to face

Come, know our Father’s endless grace.

 

My apologies for the absence. Illness, depression, hiding out. Back now, breathing in His fragrance.

31 comments

  1. Hey Susan, I am so glad to see you spread your wings! Just lovely. There is a depth to the simplicity of your poems that I agree are refreshing. Been wondering how you are.

    Love,
    Diana

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    1. Thanks so much, D. This always means so much from you. Just sent off an email with an update. ❤

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  2. Hope you are feeling the thing 100% soon. Blessings in Jesus name. vw

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  3. I love this poem – it’s refreshing to my soul. “His heart’s song” – such a gorgeous phrase…
    May you continue to walk in His freedom.
    Take care,
    Ali

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    1. Thank you. I think He sings our praises as we sing His. I believe He loves us that much. Bless you, Ali.

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  4. Reblogged this on realchange4u and commented:
    What a beautiful poem

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  5. I tried to reblog your poem Endless Grace on my site Susan. I will try again later. Might be to early for my laptop.

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    1. Thank you for your continual thoughtfulness, my brother.

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  6. Beautiful absolutely beautiful . Touched my heart and showed me the love of Jesus. I will repost this today. Thank God his mercies are afresh each morning Susan. Thanks for a blessed poem and thought.

    Much love Tom

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    1. I think we’re called to show each other His love and compassion, Tom. All too often, we are shown judgment and contempt; those certainly are not from God. Invitations come from a heart of acceptance. When I read the words of Jesus, that’s what I read.

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      1. Yes Susan. If someone can’t come to Jesus because of their sin,then there is no hope for me. I always want folks to understand. Come as you are filthy and broken and in despair,doubting or whatever. The Holy Spirit will set your feet on higher ground. God does Love us so much. You read with clarity Susan and wisdom. Be blessed Susan.

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      2. We all fall short, Tom, just in different ways. I’m so thankful for God’s grace and mercy every day. You’ve said this so well – thank you. You grace my place with your presence.

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  7. “My apologies for the absence” – in this church of blogs, I reckon grace is in and the need for apologies is out! 🙂 Go, go, go dirt sister ((hug))

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    1. You always make me smile, Paul. Thanks for the hug. Your comment is perfect. 😉

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  8. This is beautiful. I found myself wishing I could sing it–or listen to it on a music CD. Thank you for sharing. His grace is what pulls me through.

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    1. Thank you for these kind words, Paula. Yes, His grace lifts, comforts and embraces, doesn’t it?

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  9. I’m glad you are on the mend. I appreciate this so much. Have you read David Steindl-Rast? In Common Sense Spirituality he wrote that churches become stale the minute that people/leaders impose rules.

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    1. That makes sense, Susan. We have to continue to preach the Gospel, not law. Great comment; I’ll look up the book. Thank you.

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  10. My favorite subject after the Person of Jesus. Grace!!!!! Rest in it and Him my friend!!!! 🌸

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    1. Oh, me too, Levi. I believe if the pastors in our churches spoke more about grace, churches would be filled and overflowing. Blessings to you, Levi.

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      1. Yep. I agree. I just arrived in NY for the next several days. Lord bless you girl.

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  11. Beautiful, Susan. The rhyming alone is an achievement, but the reminders and inspiration go straight to the soul.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I’m so over the shaming and blaming game. Anyone who reads the words of Jesus knows that’s not what he stood for. He said over and over he brought the Father’s words to us for redemption, not for accusation. He wanted us to offer mercy, not sacrifice. Somehow, we still don’t get it. Just doing my part to pass along His word, not mine.

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  12. Breath of spring when autumn nears – beautiful words, Susan. Blessings to you…

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    1. Thank you, Carol Ann. He is the One who helps me see it. Blessings are returned.

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  13. mzpresser · ·

    You are loved

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, sweet sister.

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  14. Susan – so nicely put.

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    1. Thank you, Bill. We need more welcome words of grace, more compassion. It’s what I feel whenever I read those “red letter” words.

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