Saturday, March 30, 2013

Salvation’s Mysteries

As I reflect on God’s unspeakable gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son, I am utterly undone by His love. My mind cannot begin to comprehend what He has done, or how or why. The paradox is not only in the cross, but in all aspects of His awesome salvation plan

These thoughts inspired the poem below. May all of you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday reflecting on the mysteries of His amazing grace! Trust in Him and live forever!

Hebrews 12:2; John 13:12-17; Revelation 20:4; 17:14; 19:16; Colossians 1:12-22; 1 Corinthians 15; 1:27; John 10:17; 1:3; 3:3-8, 16; 16:28;  1 John 3:16; Isaiah 53; 1:18; 55:9; Romans 5-6; 12:2;  2 Corinthians 5:19-20; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Matthew 19:30; 20:16; 18:3-4; Luke 9:24; 17:33; Ephesians 2:5-9

 
Salvation’s Mysteries

Jesus Christ was born to die
Endured the cross to feel the joy
Of saving sinners who were lost.
Jesus served so we could reign
Laid down His life to rise again.

Maker of all, the King of Kings
A lowly worm crushed by our sins.
The cruel thorns, the ugly scars
Reveal the beauty of His heart.

His blood-soaked cross made peace with God
His holiness removed our sins --
Washed white as snow in His shed blood
Reconciled our souls to Him.

He loved us despite our hate
He forgave while we rebelled
The Lord bowed down to take our shame
He gave all for our great gain.

His ways are not our ways.
His thoughts are not our thoughts.
If cast down, He will raise us up.
If we are last, we will be first.

We die to sin to be reborn
We lose our life to save our soul
We leave the world to live in Him
He died and rose so we can live.

Foolish things confound the wise
You can’t earn your way to Paradise.
Let Truth win out – think like a child.
Turn to Him – forsake your pride.

Trust in Him with childlike faith
Accept His precious gift of grace.
That moment seals your destiny.
You’ll live with Him eternally.


© 2013 Laurie Collett
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41 comments:

  1. The moment does seal your destiny, in a very, very good way. Thank you for shouting out a reminder.

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    1. Thanks, Rosey, for your sweet comment! Praise God that the instant we trust Him, our salvation is secure throughout eternity!
      Happy Easter to you!
      Laurie

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  2. I wish You all the best for Easter :) May life Christ give You support from heaven. Greetings for You with best wishes!

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    1. Thank you, Zim! May you and yours have a blessed Easter, full of His joy and peace! Greetings and love to you,
      Laurie

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    1. May you and yours have a blessed Easter too, dear one!
      Laurie

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  4. Happy Easter!

    Blessings,
    Pia

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    1. Happy Resurrection Sunday to you and yours, Pia!
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  5. Dear Laurie,
    Your poem was well put together.
    Another demonstration on your writing skills - to construct a poem and make it work so beautifully.
    Wishing you a happy Easter,
    Frank.

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    1. Thanks so much, Frank! I appreciate your kind words. Hope you & yours had a wonderful, blessed Easter!
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  6. Such truth in your poem Laurie,
    Everything we need is in Jesus, without Him we are nothing and have nothing. What we might have thought was righteousness in us before we knew the righteousness of Jesus was filthy rags.
    God bless you for sharing.

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    1. Amen, Brenda -- He is all we need! We have no merit on our own -- only the holiness in His shed blood. God bless you for your encouraging words,
      Laurie

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  7. It is impossible to understand how he could love us enough to go through it all for us. Thankfully, we don't have to understand, but just accept that love by faith.

    Great poem.

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    1. Thanks, Donald! His infinite love is incomprehensible -- we can only trust and praise Him in faith.
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  8. Thank you for sharing at "Tell Me a Story." I loved your poem, and especially the stanza:
    Foolish things confound the wise
    You can’t earn your way to Paradise.
    Let Truth win out – think like a child.
    Turn to Him – forsake your pride.

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    1. Thanks so much, Hazel! I'm glad you like the poem, and I appreciate your kind comment!
      Blessings to you,
      Laurie

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  9. Such beautiful words - an impactive message of the real meaning of Easter - not just eggs and bunnies!

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! His resurrection changed everything!
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  10. So, beautiful, Laurie. Totally undone.

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    1. Laura, your encouragement is such a blessing! Hope you had a beautiful Easter and are having a grace-filled week in His love!
      Laurie

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  11. Thank you for sharing this. Your words brought much to this somewhat new Christian who is still taking in everything from this past Easter weekend. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth, for your visit and sweet comment! I am blessed to hear that you found the post helpful. Praying for you and your ministry.
      God bless you!
      Laurie

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  12. Yes, I am like a child in my faith...He keeps drawing me, and I love Him. What a friend we have in Jesus!!! Blessings to you, Laurie!

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    1. Amen, Jacqueline! What a blessing it is to have childlike faith -- to trust and obey! He is the Friend Who sticks closer than a brother.
      Love in Him,
      Laurie

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  13. Yep. My rebelliousness is something I've continued to lay on the Lord's heart and my salvation. So grateful for Him. So grateful. Thank you for the poem, for sharing.

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    1. Praise God for His amazing gift of salvation while we were still his enemies! His infinite love covers all our sins. We have so much to be thankful for. Thanks so much, caryjo, for your sweet comment, and God bless.
      Laurie

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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    1. Thanks, Holly, for your comment and for hosting! Have a blessed week!
      Laurie

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  15. He is the Answer. I enjoyed your writing. Many blessings to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia, for your lovely comment and for following -- I'm following you back! He is indeed the Answer to all our questions and problems!
      Blessings to you also,
      Laurie

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  16. Beautiful words pointing to Christ. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather, for your kind comment & for following!
      God bless you,
      Laurie

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  17. He is so ABSOLUTELY awesome isn't He?!! Thanks so much for sharing about the awesomeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ! Thanks also for dropping by and linking up...have a blessed weekend Laurie!

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    1. Thanks, Michell, for your sweet comment and for hosting! He is awesome indeed! May you have a blessed weekend, full of His love and grace,
      Laurie

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  18. Love this! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa, for your visit and lovely comment!
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  19. beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted yesterday!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katherine, for your lovely comment & for hosting! Blessings to you,
      Laurie

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  20. Finally linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for linking up and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you on Friday.

    Jennifer
    www.TheJennyEvolution.com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, for your comment & for hosting! Seems like Friday is almost here -- wherever does the time go? :-)
      God bless,
      Laurie

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  21. Hi Laurie,
    We just wanted to let you know that we featured this post at this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

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