Salvation – A Poem
Last week one of my fellow bloggers commented on my poem titled “Forgiven” that she was thankful for salvation. I immediately knew that I had to write an acrostic poem using this word, because I am also thankful for the free gift of salvation that Jesus offers.
As I started writing this poem, I was reminded of my life before Jesus saved me. My life did not glorify my Creator. Because of my sin, I suffered a great deal of sorrow. It took me a long time to understand the sin behind my sorrow. But I am so thankful that while I was still living in my sinfulness, God offered me love and salvation. Looking back, I can see that the sorrow I experienced was a blessing because it caused me to seek my Savior.
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 (NLT).
As I pondered what to include in this poem, I knew I couldn’t just write of the wonder of salvation. I had to also address our need for salvation. We all need a Savior, and Jesus died to fill that need. I also knew I needed to address the change that comes as a result of accepting the gift of salvation. It is a gift that changes the recipient to be more like the Giver.
Sin and sorrow overwhelmed me, entangle my soul,
All of my thoughts opposed to God my creator, and then
Love came down from heaven and died on a cross.
Victory over my sin and sorrow, His blood made me whole;
At last I heard the Shepherd and found His sheep pen,
The King has made me clean, removed all the dross.
Imitating my Savior, His loving sacrifice, my new goal,
Opening my mouth I sing His praise, declare my faith, Amen!
Now I am free, His Spirit within assures salvation, not loss.
Do you know the Savior? Have you heard the Shepherd’s voice? Have you accepted the gift of salvation that will wash you clean? If not, what are you waiting for?
This is beautiful Linda. The love that came down from Heaven and then up to the cross for us is so awesome 🙂
Thanks Rea! His love is pretty awesome, isn’t it? Peace, Linda
I’m here and sooo happy about it. 🙂 I loved, “at last I heard the Shepherd and found His sheep pen.” No finer place to be!
Thank you , Ann, for the song . . .for lots of grace.
Thank you and God bless you, Linda, for taking us through salvation, something we can’t live without.
Deb, I always think of you now during my prayer time on Thursday mornings, knowing it is a challenging day for you, and smile knowing the poem God has given me will be a blessing to you when you get home. I’m so glad to be in His sheep pen and in His grace. Peace, Linda
“Jesus has paid it all for you and me.” Awesome!
He is pretty awesome, isn’t He? Peace, Linda
I like mucho 🙂
“We all need a Savior, and Jesus died to fill that need. I also knew I needed to address the change that comes as a result of accepting the gift of salvation. It is a gift that changes the recipient to be more like the Giver.”
When I used to hear my grandma sing “Blessed Assurance” I didn’t get it. Now I can sing with the understanding that the death and resurrection of Jesus gives me the hope of a future with my Father. He has done a marvelous thing and I am changed indeed 🙂
“Now I am free, His Spirit within assures salvation, not loss.”
I’m human and I make mistakes BUT I know He’s there with open arms waiting for me to come back to Him. Jesus died for all my sins and nothing can change that fact!!
“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Oh what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of alvation, purchase of God
Born on His Spirit, washed in His blood!!”
Assured of His salvation,
Ann, Thank you for adding the video of that wonderful hymn. I love that one! Now I’m going to have that running through my head all day, and that’s a good thing. Peace, Linda
Praise God. He is SO good.
Thank you for stopping by and commenting. And such a wonderful and true comment you have made! Peace, Linda