It’s Friday and you know what that means…Inspiration in the form of poetry as I link up with my writing Friends at Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday. Today’s word was STORY. The word story is not actually in my poem today, but it was inspired by the traditional hymnal “I Love to Tell the Story”. It is a poem (and story) that I wrote about the greatest Love that ever was. A Love so great that it transcends time. A Love that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He came for us. Plain and Simple. Here is the poem:
He Came For Us (The Greatest Love of All Time):
A Love so great no boundaries knew,
Which lived to die though faultless be.
He came for me , he came for you-
To take our part and set us free.
Mocked by those who didn’t believe
Betrayed by even closest friends
On the cross, alone, he grieved
For those who hadn’t made amends.
“Forgive them Father for they know not”
These simple words our Savior prayed,
Enduring pain -He never fought,
A greater Love not since displayed.
He came for you. He came for me.
Eternal Life is ours to take,
Because He paved the way for Thee
And sinless, died-
For our own sake.
©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2013 weliveinspired.com
I’m sharing an original Graphic Art my late Uncle Mike did for me back in 2004. He called it Reflections of peace and it was for a calendar cover. He was doing a series on peace and world affairs at that time after the 9-11 incident. If you read my FMF poem last week , you would know that my uncle has since passed of pancreatic cancer. I think he would like to know this was shared in this context today as the two of us often used to collaborate and create together. It’s a little way to keep his work and his memory alive. :)
For the song that inspired today’s poem :
I love to tell the story,
Twill be My theme in Glory-
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and His Love.
Here is the full song as sung by Alan Jackson. If you can’t see the video, please click on the link in your email: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0aiahIo8Sw