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PASSION!
by JMS Bell

Thursday, April 05, 2012
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For Christians all over the world, this is 'Passion Week'. Some may wonder...just what is this 'Passion' that is celebrated with such revered remembrance? Well...I guess everyone has their own interpretation, but for me this is it; over two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ displayed the Truest and Deepest of all Passions. And He did it for a cause that no one had ever done before...nor... has ever done since. I say this because what I find so amazingly beautiful and awesome about the display of His ultimate Passionate Love for us is the fact that it was done so 'Selflessly'. For everything He went through, He did not go through for Himself...but for the world! Think about it! Salvation, which is the forgiveness of our sins, is the 'timeless product' of our God's Passion. Yes! Our God's 'elected' Suffering was for you and for me! And we were then and still are, 'all' sinners, not worthy of His Suffering... His Passion. He knew it. But He did it for us anyway. Thus, we remember His one-of-a-kind Love...His Passion!


Passion...?

We speak of it, yet we hardly know

let me share this truth...if you will

bare with me...as this seed I sow

 

Passion!

Going forth from town to town

He chose twelve to be by His side

He set his face like flint and healed many

while teaching words of life...and guide

 

He delared  truth...He was the Messiah...

the promised...chosen one

though many rebuked and spurned Him

He did not stop...He would not run

 

Passion!

The temple leaders hated Him...

a threat to their so called...'authority'

He knew they plotted and schemed

to murder Him...on a tree

 

Yes...He was aware of their plans, yet

He did not flinch...nor did He falter

but called upon His Father...saying

Your will...do not alter

 

Passion!

He was beaten and scourged

His precious head...crowned with thorn

still, there was no murmur...no complaint

He was silent...without even a turning mourn

 

So commited to His task...He never looked back

His only goal was to pave the way

His eyes invisioned ...'us'

there...in our eternal home...someday

 

Passion!

And there was never be a regret...even as nails

ripped through His flesh into the wood

wasn't He able to call His angels...to stop them?!

yes! Indeed...He could!

 

But...if He had shielded Himself...if

He had responded with omnipotent display

then we...would not have the 'gift'

of  'Salvation' ...today

 

Passion!

A spear...pierced His side

out flowed...water and blood

the beginning of mercy and grace

that...eternal...cleansing flood

 

For a dying world...

He alone...could withstand satan's buffet

He loved us so much...

He went through it all...for 'our' profit

 

Passion!

I give you His Arms...that will ever protect you

Lips...that have never lied

His Strength...that will keep you safe

through storm and high tide

 

I give you His Warmth...

when the world is so...cold

He'll walk with you in perilous times

His Spirit...will make you bold!

 

I give you 'Him'...who treasures you

I give you the Way, the Truth and the Light!

I give you a Living, Risen Savior

who denied us 'nothing'...even his very...Life!

 

I GIVE YOU JESUS!

I give you true ...

PASSION!

 

Matt26-28, Mk 14-16, Lk 22-24, Jhn 18-21

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Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/17/2012
Inspired poetry that reaches out. and reaches in to ones heart.
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 4/13/2012
...this is a rare glimpse into what it truly means to live, for Christ... and it moves those of us who know what it means to live for Christ... so often we say things like "I admire your passion," but when you put it like this... the definition of the word defies comprehension... and moves us ever farther towards his undying grace... which would be impossible, were it not for his incredible passion...

...thanks so much for your sensitivity to detail... you grasp of what is beyond most is truly a study in passion!

Roger
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/7/2012
A spectacular Easter poem, Joyce, so heart felt and far reaching ~
Blessings and Happy Easter,
Christine
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/6/2012
Joyce,
Beautifully done, thank you.
Budd
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/6/2012
A beautiful seed you have sown in your passionate write
of our Lord. Bestowing a blessed Easter to you Joyce and to Asa.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by John Domino 4/6/2012
I give you 'Him'...who treasures you
I give you the Way, the Truth and the Light!
I give you a living, risen Savior
Who denied us 'nothing'...even his very life!
The bottom line goes way past all human understanding.
That's why He is truly The Messiah!
No human would love us that much. But Jesus Did! Amen

Have a Very Blessed Easter Joyce!

John Michael


Reviewed by Clarence Prince 4/6/2012
It's such a beautiful poem, thanks for giving us Jesus, Joyce! There are blessings in heaven coming to you soon!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/6/2012
Great poem, Joyce. The message within is strong and true. Well done.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/5/2012
passion mercy and love, emotions he gave meaning to through His teachings and crucifixion -- your message peals like a clear ringing bell as Easter nears Joyce -- thank you for sharing your thoughts for the most joyous day of celebration in the life of Christians -- I wish you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/5/2012
Adam and Eve lost their perfection through disobedience and we inherited that sin. The only way for redemption was through Christ whose sacrifice would forgive us as long as we repent for our own sins. The love God has for us is proven in his giving his only begotten son for the rest of us. Well told, Joyce
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/5/2012
As you know, there is no other "man" who has inspired more people.And whether you believe in the "story" or not you would be a fool not to be touched by it......a poem so passionate, so aptly passionate, and you write of these things so well.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/5/2012
I to agree with the other reviews Joyce as this poem is touching and beautifully told Happy Easter (Hugs) Laura
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/5/2012
Thank you for sharing this most apt and timely offering, Joyce. Love and blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/5/2012
The extraordinary sacrifice, the everlasting gift He gave to us. Your poem captures the heart-wrenching, but beautiful love and passion so completely. Always inspirational, deeply faithful and moving, my friend. God bless you and yours and have a Happy and Blessed Easter. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/5/2012
The "passion" in your beautifully penned poem is so deeply profound, Joyce! I've said it many times before and I'll say it again, "Your faith is beautiful and inspirational!"....Happy Easter to you, my friend. And to Asa as well....

Hugs,
Anna



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