Eternal Life – A Poem

1/5/13 update: I decided to link to this poem from the prompt today at dVerse Poets Pub. Check it out for more poems on peace.

So often we speak of eternal life as something that we get after we die. But that is not what Jesus promised. He said “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24 (NIV). Belief in Jesus leads to the immediate possession of eternal life, which is an abundant life in relationship with our Creator. Although I am thankful of the promise of heaven when I die, the promise of a place with no more pain and no more tears, I am even more thankful for the gift of eternal life that I possess right here and now. Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 (NIV).

Eternal Life

Every day I know You more
the Alpha and Omega
end of all and beginning of life
real life, abundant life
now and forever
aware each moment of Your
love and mercy

Love and mercy
inundating my soul
filling me with peace
eternally and today

Do you possess eternal life? Do you know the one true God? Have you asked His Son Jesus to be your Savior and Lord? If not, what are you waiting for? Listen to the words of eternal life that your Creator has to offer.

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
John 6:67-69 (NIV).

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.


25 Responses

  1. Nice acrostic and I agree that eternal life (better translated as life of the ages) begins here and now. It’s a shame so many people seem to believe otherwise.

    • My intent was not to ask those questions expecting you to answer them for me. They are simply there for reflection by the reader. I appreciate you stopping by for the poetry. Peace, Linda

  2. …Today, it’s 7:42 am – Sunday here in Philippines…and i’m blessed to read you here… for your offering will be a bread for my soul my friend…very beautiful…thank you…smiles…

  3. I like this poem and your thoughts very much….thinking of eternal life not as something of the future but something of right now. Peace to you!

    • Thanks. I kind of felt like I was cheating to use an old post for your dVerse prompt today, but I think this poem fits the bill so well that it’s okay. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  4. The communists used to call Christianity “pie in the sky when you die” but, as you say, it is HERE and it is NOW – as well as an eternity in true fellowship.
    If it was only pie in the sky when you die, I wouldn’t have the joy of knowing, loving and serving the Lord and of knowing His abiding presence and His enabling in all things. The Christian life is the ultimate adventure.

    • Angela, There’s a guy who walks up and down the sidewalk near my son’s school they call “The Jesus Guy.” He wears a sandwich board that says something about accept Jesus and avoid hell. I just want to go tell him that if he wants to get kids to know Jesus they need more than a threat that comes in the afterlife that they aren’t even sure exists. They need to know about the abundant life, the eternal life that they can have now! It certainly is an adventure worth living. 🙂 Peace, Linda

      • Well I hope you do get to catch up with him and suggest a better message – but at least he is doing something and I’m sure God will use him to reach some.

      • Angela, I did post a link to this on the Casting Crowns FB page, though I don’t know if Mark Hall read it. They didn’t sing this song at the concert, but they are definitely doing a lot to reach others for Christ, especially youth. Peace, Linda

  5. “aware each moment of your love and mercy” . . . 🙂 Thank you, Linda! I love that we don’t have to wait. Praying that I live this truth each day . .. real life, abundant life!
    God bless you and the life you live for Him!

    • Jim, Thank you. I’m sure you know from experience in your own writing that as we use our talents for His glory He increases them! It is a wonderful thing our Savior does for us. Peace, Linda

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