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Thursday, January 22, 2009

To Jesus and the Cross

To Jesus and the Cross

The love of God fell to the ground and died,
but from that brokenness, new love has grown
because that seed could not abide alone,
and now so many in Christ's life abide
that many more unreached can now decide
if we go where the Gospel is unknown
and show them how our love is not our own,
but is our Savior's, for we are His Bride.

Our love shall fall into the ground and die
when we believe on Jesus, count the cost,
and be to every ear and every eye
a witness of the Gospel to the lost
so when they see our love and ask us why,
we can lead them to Jesus and the Cross.

Sonnet / Poem by
 ~ Michael Rew

Cemetery Crucifix 
St's Peter and Paul Church
Newport  Ohio


Irene said...

A marvelous quote, because it puts the responsibility where it belongs: directly on us.

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Nice to hear from you Irene,

I was very happy that the author agreed to let me use his poem.
I find the poem is a lot like scripture. The more I read it the more meaning I find in it.