Denis Martindale

Christ, God's Cherished Child! - Poem by Denis Martindale

Before this Cosmos came to be,
God knew the future well,
For some would spend eternity
In Heaven or in Hell...
God had a plan to grant free will,
So people made their choice,
To learn to love, or hate and kill,
So who, then, heard God's voice?

When Jesus came to live on Earth,
That day a king was born,
Yet only angels praised His worth,
To herald that new dawn...
Thus Christmas grants us God's Good News,
The Saviour's great debut,
His destiny to save the Jews,
Yet also folks like you..

His generation was so lost,
The Romans ruled by fear
And even Christ was double-crossed
Before His death was near...
Regardless of His sacred heart,
His foes were everywhere,
Opposing Him in every part,
As Christ was hanging there...

The Cross of Christ was stretched-out death,
The sacrifice was His,
Salvation meant His dying breath,
Christ's love was shown in this...
He interceded there and then,
'Father, forgive them, please! '
Then Jesus died before those men,
To save His enemies...

Thus God explained His perfect plan,
The Lamb of God was slain,
Yet Jesus Christ, the Son of Man,
Was raised from death again...
To walk among His friends once more,
As proof that God forgives,
So from then on they were secure
To know that Jesus lives!

Eternal priest, eternal king!
Anointed for all time,
So who knows what God's Son might bring,
So blessed, divine, sublime?
God's cherished child is Jesus Christ,
Through Him, God's Spirit came,
How blessed are those who are baptised,
Rejoicing in His name...

Denis Martindale, copyright September 2015.

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Topic(s) of this poem: jesus

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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