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We Fall Down...But We Get Up
by JMS Bell

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
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Yes, you are right! Christians are definitely not 'perfect' fact...they are far from perfect. But then, who are true Christians...? Are not Christians merely...'true repenters'...that have been 'forgiven' over and over again? Let me give you a biblical example; David...reknown, anointed King of Israel...was he a perfect man? Please think carefully before you answer. Remember that he was involved in an adulturous affair and he deliberately had a man killed in order that he might cover up the affair and the fact that the woman he was involved with was carrying his child. Remember, also, that one of David's sons raped his own sister and David did not take steps to adequately punish his son for this vile act inflicted upon his daughter. In other words...David was cetainly not a model parent at all. Yet...God termed him as '...a man after His own heart...'. How could this be...???!!! This murder...this terrible parent...God called him...what??? A man after His own heart???!! Yes, He did! And He did so because David was a true 'repenter'. David was no different from any other human being, for every human being upon the face of this earth is 'imperfect'. But, by the same token, every human being upon the face of this earth can be 'forgiven' for all their sins, if they repent. The only thing which makes the difference between the forgiven and the unforgiven is 'true repentance'. Now please keep in mind that the Bible says, '...God is not mocked...' which means only...'if' is heartfully and truly sorry for their sins are they forgiven. One cannot pretend that they are cannot fool God...He knows. So then, we Christians do 'fall down'...often... but, through Mercy and Grace with honest repentance...we do 'get back up'. Thus, bearing all of the afore mentioned in is...a Christian Love Story...


 The sun's brillance gradually dimmed...

then extinguished

Lunar's radiance tip toed forth greeting the night...

like an expert linguist


The lips of a predestined pair found one another...

beneath the glow of the dark

Millions of the night sky's adornments twinkled brightly...

giving credence to love's spark


Flowing together moment by moment through amour's...

timeless ecstasy

They chose to momentarily ignore...and then forget...

God's laws of purity


Then he left...but promised faithfully...

 they would wed when he returned

She found reasons to follow and found him...

desires flamed...ideas of leaving him...spurned



They swayed together ...'neath the spell

of  the world's...alluring passion

Dispensing no effort to amend their ways...

they lived as husband and wife...after a fashion


But what Our God has begun...

'He' is more than able to finish

Her conscience...began to press her sore...

and her diminish


"Thou art Mine!" 'His' holy voice filled her ears...

and within...her heart burned

Memories of her yesterdays resurfaced and her soul...

once again...for her Redeemer yearned


'His' stranger to her...

brought conviction that would not relent

"Your body is my temple"... 'He' whispered...

"you are royalty" child, repent!


Her love for another was so great...yet

her Savior's call...she could never deny

She prayed for strength, then she surrendered crying ... 

give me Jesus, or else...I'll die!


They were once a 'pair' he was alone...

he tried so hard to forget...but he found his life...hollow

Finally...he could no longer deny his pining...

thus, as the Spirit beckoned...he did follow


Humbly...doing contrition before our God...

that always forgives and restores

They gave their lives back to ...'Him'...

who was still...their Lord of Lords


Months later...they were united in Holy  Matrimony...

walking in The Master's...true light

And amid the joyous celebration...they did gladly admit

God's way was not only good...God's way...was right!



1Jn 1:9

copywrite; joyce m bell/3/ 072008   

JMS Bell, author and poet
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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/15/2012
Wow,this is one of the best love stories I have read and in many ways I can relate to it ...miracles happen and anything is possible with God's love and faith in Him.
Hugs from Kay
Reviewed by Ankin Timourian 8/18/2009
Great poem, Joyce!! Very inspirational and educational for us as God's children and especially for the lost souls...

Love, Ankin
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/9/2009
Great images in this profound write. God is great AND eventually he'll gude us in the path that is right for each of us!....M
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/5/2009
And amid the joyous celebration...they did gladly admit
God's way was not only good...God's way...was right!

... so often is this the case, Joyce, but we'd rather find out the hard way by ignoring His greater wisdom and best-laid plans to fulfill our own flawed ones. Not in such an instance as this one, but in other ways I have experienced just the same... but His grace has come in like a flood and given me abundantly MORE than that to which I tightly clung... when I finally gave it up! Very vivid narration here, bless you, xx
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/5/2009
What a beautiful story/poem you have written. It is full of wonderful imagery and keeps the reader wanting to read more. Nicely done.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/5/2009
His inspiration at work. Well done!


Reviewed by Daniel Keith 8/4/2009
Very nicely written Joyce, you are truly an inspiration. May God Bless You.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/4/2009
..such beauty is this Joyce..uplifts one..thank you
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/4/2009
Beautifully written Joyce, filled with love, hope and inspiration...

Reviewed by ~ H (Reader) 8/4/2009
There is tremendous hope in this well written story/poem. Excellent work, Holly
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 8/4/2009
With love and compassion so faithful is He kind and true! Oh how profound and on time! "We Fall Down..But We Get Up" Thank you Joyce so much for sharing!!

Love And Prayers
Reviewed by B.R. THOMAS 8/4/2009
Wow such an astounding way to express his desires for us. He gives us the free will to choose, go and always the opportunity to return. That was truly a breath of fresh air.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/4/2009
Hi Joyce,
Great job. Very inspiring. Keep up the good work. You are God's messenger.
Love and hugs,

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