Monday, November 21, 2016

TREE OF GRACE

by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges

But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

 




Lord, I stand in awe of You. I am humbled by Your gift of salvation. Free to all who will just believe and accept it. Thank You, Jesus, for shedding Your blood all those years ago for us and rising again from the dead to show us that You are not a fable, but a real person. You came to give us life and life more abundant through salvation so we can live eternally one day with You. 



TREE OF GRACE

Russet crinkles underneath my feet
Standing in awe at the base of Your tree;
Tears bottled for years run down my cheeks
As I kneel in the russet blood soaked leaves.
The sap of Your goodness flows from its bark
Reviving my spirit, refreshing my heart;
A taste of Your grace is what my spirit needs
As I kneel in the russet blood soaked leaves.
Cool, crisp air brings life to my lungs
Singing Your praises my eyes look up;
No more do I kneel at the base of a tree
But the Cross of Your Son who died for me.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©21 September 2016
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As we celebrate Thanksgiving, may we learn to also make it an every day thanks-living. Each day thanking God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us; even when we don't feel like it or think there is nothing to thank Him for.

Blessings to each of you and your families this thanksgiving.

From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 




I am having so much fun doing 30 Days of Thanksgiving Poems this month! Each day I create a new poem and post it on my poetry page at Facebook. You can visit me here to read them:

4 comments:

  1. Marcie, I love the idea of Thanks-living. It's the only way to go! And your poem is so moving, too. Thanks for sharing, my friend, and have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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    1. A blessed Thanksgiving to you as well Martha! Thank you!

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  2. I agree with Martha! Thanks-living is SO important. I believe it is a key to the Kingdom. Thank you Marcie.

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  3. I love this even more the second time I read it. What beautiful imagery! Thanks for sharing it with me first!

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