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by Connie Faust
Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Heart-to-Heart Life, an uneven exchange

The formatting shows up correctly in my editing page, but not in the posted poem. I hope it appears correctly to the reader, but if the first line is very long,. it is actually 2 lines that don't want to separate.

I brought my heart to Jesus and He brought his to me. Mine was all torn and dirty, and longing to be free.
His heart was pure and spotless, and had no taint of sin.
My heart held wicked secrets that told what I had been.

I had no hope of winning a pardon from the Lord,
until I looked in his eyes and listened to his words,
Come closer to me, Child, and give me all your sin;
I'm ready to forgive you if you invite me in."

He said he came from heaven a sacrifice to be,
and gave his life in payment for sinners just like me.

My heart was stained and tattered ~ I yearned to be made clean ~
Then, on my knees in sorrow, I gave my heart to him.

When He handed back my heart, I found to my surprise,
It sparkled like a diamond ~ so bright, it hurt my eyes.
I said, "You are mistaken!  My heart is not like this."
It was so pure and lovely, I knew it must be His.

He gently touched my face, and said, "My child, it's true ~
For when you gave me your heart, I gave my own to you."

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
the new creation has come;
The old has gone, the new is here!
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in him we might become
the righteousness of God."

(2 Corinthians 5:17, 21  New International Version)


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Reviewed by Micki Peluso
Connie, this is so beautiful I got shivers reading it. It explains so well the joy of committing to Jesus and getting so much back in return. Once feeling His presence within one's body and soul, it is not possible to live without it. Beautifully written.

Reviewed by Linda Hill

This is awesome! This should be put on the bulletin board of churches everywhere. Love this!

Love and blessings,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Proske
This is lovely, Connie, a beautiful word picture of salvation!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Beautifully written.

Reviewed by George Carroll
Beautiful poetry
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