Forgiveness Brings Life – A Poem
Yesterday I had to attend an all day seminar on advanced estate planning. Suffice it to say it was less than scintillating and I had to do something to stay awake. So I wrote this poem about forgiveness. It seemed appropriate, since much of what was being discussed in the seminar was the disputes in wealthy families over what would happen to an estate when someone died. Such disputes often are filled with anger and bitterness, leading to broken families and lives.
Forgiveness Brings Life
Hurt and pain
Pour down like rain
From friends and strangers
Throughout our life
We react, anger welling
In our hearts bitterness dwelling
Holding us hostage
Stealing our life
If we forgive through Him
Let go, sing a hymn
He will set us free
To love, enjoy life
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-36.
Linda that is a great poem
and so true for me, I guess for all.
Until there is no forgiveness
there is no life.
That explains why sometimes
I’m catching my breath.
Back then I just cried
now I sing, while the tears fall.
At least, I’m learning how to sing.
What a nice comment! When you said “Back then I just cried” it reminded me of my favorite Psalm 116, which I posted about a while back. Before I found forgiveness – both from God and for others – I just cried, too. A lot! Singing is much better. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Excellent verse–thanks for sharing.
It must be hard to know what people need that you work with and for, but have to follow procedures. I hope you don’t mind that I started laughing, thinking of you at that scintillating seminar . .. writing a poem ( a good one too!) about forgiveness! haha! God bless you!
Deb, Glad I could give you a good laugh! It can be hard sometimes, but I know I’m where I’m supposed to be . . . for now. 🙂 Peace, Linda