your jesus / my JESUS

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Don’t make my Jesus narrow, weak and small

when you define what makes me saved. Away!

My Jesus saves through love and grace – saves all!

 

Your focus on exclusion’s your downfall;

these biases you have lead folks astray.

Don’t make my Jesus narrow, weak and small.

 

His power is a mystery, his call

does widen and expand in shocking ways.

My Jesus saves through love and grace – saves all!

 

You warn of sin and hell; it’s fear’s cliché,

while love, grace and acceptance you downplay.

Don’t make my Jesus narrow, weak and small.

 

Let all doors open wide; do not forestall,

for Jesus has unequaled agape.

My Jesus saves through love and grace – saves all!

 

My Jesus offers peace through Spirit’s stay.

He brings the universe to His doorway.

Don’t make my Jesus narrow, weak and small.

My Jesus saves through love and grace – saves all!

24 comments

  1. Amen, Susan. “The greatest of these is love.” It was a comfort and a joy to read your poem.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. Our Jesus.

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  2. Amen! Wise, wise words, as usual.

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    1. 😀 Thanks, Lilka.

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  3. The True Light! · ·

    I really love this poem and the insights contained in it! Wish I had the talent to write poetry…Steve

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    1. Thank you, Steve. I used to teach grammar through poetry to my elementary grade students. Now, I get to do what I love – praise the Lord through psalms of adoration. And sometimes, it’s the only way I can express words of exhortation. Mostly, I give way to the Spirit and allow the words to flow through me. It’s definitely a heart to Heart connection.

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      1. The True Light! · ·

        My mother used to love teaching Language Arts and Creative Writing to her grade school students. She did so for over 30 years!

        I’ve noticed you express yourself so well and with proper grammar. It makes your posts easier to read and more meaningful, Susan.

        I am also glad you are a woman of faith and enjoy writing about your connection to the Lord. That alone is inspiring to many people.

        Thank you for your support here and may you continue to enjoy sharing your thoughts about our God! Steve

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  4. Too many forget about His grace…even Christians! That is what reconciliation is all about…repentance and forgiveness. GRACE. I love the poem, the poet, and Jesus! The drawing is beautiful. ~ Dale

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We are too quick to go after one another and point fingers. We must be always quicker to do as Jesus asked: love one another.

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      1. Susan, I think as we mature in our faith we also realize the responsibility to lead and guide other Christians who are not as mature. It is not about finger pointing but rather, using what we have learned to lovingly keep the flock together in accordance to how Jesus lived and loved.

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      2. Amen. Praying daily for maturity.

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  5. Amen! Sounds like the good news to me! Sounds like Jesus. Loved it, Susan. Blessings.

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    1. I truly appreciate your continued encouragement, Mel.

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  6. Amen and amen! This is stunning greatness, Susan! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank so much, Natalie.

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  7. I like that very much Susan. Let all those that will come to him come . Wow Christ has done so much. We just need to accept that love that He so graciously gives. Thanks for sharing Susan.

    Much love Tom

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  8. That will preach!

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    1. lol! Thanks, Susan. 🙂 I seem to do that better in poetry.

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      1. I seem to recall several people in the Bible that wrote poetry. You are in good company. 😀

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  9. Wonderful Sunday morning wisdom Susan. Thank you.

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    1. Have a terrific Sunday, Paul. And thank you. Not my wisdom. Never mine.

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