|Reviewed by Michael Jones
|God blew the breath of life in us at creation and He dwells in every heart that is pure and open to His love; and God's love died and rose at Calvary and was renewed in our hearts. And the world will know we are Christians' by our love, and love is boundless, universal, and eternal. Thank you Stacey for reminding us that Christ lives in us.|
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|Nice poem, Stacey. I don`t know where I would be if Jesus did not love me as His own! Since God is love, then He must love all that He has created. That is comforting!
|Reviewed by Janice Engle(rainbows)
|Beautiful ! One little point ,however... In the verse that says I know, because your love shines (you need the word (in) there. Good poem! God is great!|
|Reviewed by Betty Torain
|Oh! What a BEAUTIFUL poem, I needed to read this today. The spirit bears witness with our spirit and, the word of God says He loves us. Thank you, Keep writing. Betty|
|Reviewed by kali das (Reader)
|“Life is a conflict…an incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh breaks out in every one…The stronger the soul and the flesh the more fruitful the struggle and richer the final harmony .The spirit wants to have to wrestle with the flesh ...It' s a carnivorous bird which is incessantly hungry: It eats flesh and by assimilating it makes it disappear!
This was the ascent taken by Christ, the ascent which he invites us to take as well, following in his bloody tracks…Every Xmas is a reminder of his standing invitation and every New year beckons us to set out for the lofty peak which he has ascended.
He tells us not to fear pain, temptation or death- because all three can be conquered, all three have already been conquered. Christ suffered pain and since then pain has been sanctified. Temptation fought until the very last moment to lead him astray and it was subdued. Christ died on the cross and at that instant death was vanquished forever.
Every obstacle in his journey became a milestone, an occasion for further triumph. To the man who struggles –He is the supreme model –irrespective of caste creed or religion. His message is Universal.
Ø We struggle, we see him struggle also, and we find strength. We see that we are not alone in the world: He is fighting at our side.”
Christ, Cross, Xmas, and the Gospel are only symbols: Every crusader is a Christ, every good cause is a Cross and all words spoken for the good forms the Gospel. When you resolve to stand for a good cause you are reborn as a Christ with a Cross on your shoulder and a Gospel in your mouth and your spirit rejoice at the ‘advent of a Christmas’.
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|beautiful write, stacey! thanks for sharing!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|a Paean of gratitude and testimony. "How do we know Christ loves us?" sings the enthusiasm of a heart that pumps faith.
Thank You for sharing, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU