Forgiven – A Poem

Because of Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins, I have been forgiven. It is a wonderful feeling to know that God knows everything about me — every thought, word, and deed — and still He loves me and is faithful to forgive me. I am so thankful for His love and forgiveness.

“Blessed are those
   whose transgressions are forgiven,
   whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
   whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
Romans 4:7-8 (NIV).

Forgiven

Freedom from fear
Or condemnation,
Reaching my heart near
God for forgiveness.
In His sacrifice trusting for
Victory over sin,
Eternal life, and more.
Now love lives within.

Forgiveness is available to all who turn to Jesus as their Savior. Are you thankful that you are forgiven?

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.

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  1. I’m so thankful to be here and loved Linda’s comment and Ann’s too . . .and Leroy’s is so true! 🙂 I’m so thankful to be forgiven too and can’t wait to see what He gives you for Salvation. God bless you and all the ways He writes His word on our hearts through you!

    • Deb, I was disappointed today because the Revive concert was cancelled, but still thankful for forgiveness, salvation, my sweetie’s willingness to take me, and blog friends! 🙂 Peace, Linda

      • Oh no. I wasn’t sure what day it was on. 🙁 Thanking Him too, for your sweetie. That was precious and so appreciated by you. Love that! And pray you get to see them the next time they pass through!

  2. “Freedom from fear or condemnation…”

    I know that’s what it means to accept Christ and be forgiven by Him. But lately, I’m starting to believe that my faith frees me from people and their judgement, too.

    “Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

    • Linda, I think real faith does free us from condemnation by other people. For some reason your comment made me think of the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8:

      9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
      11 “No one, sir,” she said.
      “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

      We are blessed because we have the forgiveness of God. If others judge, it’s because they didn’t pay attention when Jesus told those without sin to throw the first stone. Peace, Linda

      • Awesome verse… thank you for that.

        When I was in one of my pray-for-celebrities periods, I posted a story in my newspaper blog about praying for Lindsey Lohan. I told that same story in laymans terms, cited the verse, and of course took a wild beating from the pagans who hate all my stuff anyway.

        I still stand by that story for me, all the bad girls in the news, and anyone who has ever sinned. Nice memories… : )

  3. Thanks, Linda

    Salvation is such a wonderful gift. Thankful for your sharing and thankful for the way He’s using you!

    I spoke to a sister today about the gift of salvation and how He died for EVERY single sin we will ever commit… And now I pop in here and find this. How amazing is that?!

    Thanks again. A multitude of blessings to you and yours.

    Blessings,
    ann

    • Ann, That gives me an idea for another poem, an acrostic with the word “salvation!” Maybe next week. 😉 Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am that you suggested Thankful Thursday? I’ve have really been enjoying the weekly nudge to write poetry, moving into territory where I need to rely on Him even more. Peace, Linda

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I have to give the Holy Spirit credit for the creativity. He has really brought out the poet in me. Peace, Linda

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