Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Love Story

A humble babe in swaddling cloth
Grew up to be a man.
So good was He, man liked Him not,
The holy, loving Lamb

Eventually a plot was made
To kill God’s only Son.
And so Jesus was betrayed,
Redeeming everyone.

But conquering the grave,
Jesus did arise,
Fulfilled His call to save.
Now He is alive!

He’s been waiting all these years
For His Bride to come
To a place where there’s no tears,
Of laughter, joy, and fun.

The wedding feast is set,
Everything’s in line.
The Bridegroom will soon get
His Bride after all this time.

The Father was so pleased
With His Son that Mary carried,
Who by the Spirit was conceived;
And now He’s getting married.

-- Charity, girl, age 14

When my daughter brought me this finished poem, I could see that it was very good.  The only change I made was to re-write the final stanza. I hope you were blessed by what the Lord gave her.  Here is the Scriptural basis for this poem:

"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. (Mat 22:2)

"And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. (Mat 25:10)

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless...This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church." (Eph 5:25-27, 32)

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."  (Rev 19:7)

Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, "These are true words of God." (Rev 19:9)

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. "Invitation" painting © 2012 by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. Poems on this site may be copied and used for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper credit and backlink to this blog is given.  No commercial use allowed without express permission from author. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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