Thursday, March 24, 2016

What Greater Love than This?

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What warms my heart as Easter approaches is the thought of how deeply the Savior loves us. I am  grateful for His sacrifice and the eternal blessings it affords God's children. Happy Easter to one and all!



©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

In ancient times Christ walked upon the earth
as Son of God, a man of flesh and bone.
Some loved Him from the moment of His birth.
Some came to love Him after He was grown.
Too many loved Him not and wished Him ill,
their recognition swept away by pride.
With hardened hearts, inured to Father’s will,
they cast His holy Messenger aside.
A heretic they called Him and a fraud,
impugning Him by cunning word and deed.
But snares of man stand useless before God.
Whatever gains were made, Christ chose to cede.
For He had come to earth a debt to pay,
and evil set in motion His great plan.
On Calvary, He gave His life away
to seal the immortality of man.
His gift to all was Resurrection Day.
The sinner and the saint would rise again!
Christ burst the tomb; the stone was rolled away.
Death lost its sting; the grave would yield all men.
The price was paid and sweet redemption won.
But Christ’s atonement offered even more:
to dwell in Father’s presence through His Son,
who marked the way and opened wide the door.
What greater love than this eternal life?
Our Savior bled and died to call us friend.
His are the arms that carry us through strife.
His is the grace that brings us home again.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man 
lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

14 comments:

Stef said...

I, too, love this time of year....when life is a new. Very symbolic of the Resurrection. Your poem is beautiful...as usual.

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks, Stef. I'm really enjoying the Easter season this year.

=)

carol l mckenna said...

Very beautiful post for this Easter season ~ Happy Easter to you ~

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

yaya said...

Amen and Amen...lovely poem for my favorite holiday. I hope all is well with you and family. Happy Easter!

Karen Mortensen said...

Very nice Sue.

Pondside said...

Perfect for where we are at today, Sue. I especially love the last two lines.

Jim said...

Very nice Easter poem, Sue. Heart warming comfort. We will be in church tomorrow, seven at least will be baptized.
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LeAnn said...

This was just so lovely; thank you for a truly heartfelt poem. Have a blessed Easter Celebration dear friend. Hugs~

Stacy Crawford said...

I love this Savior of ours. He has made life bearable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Beautifully said, Sue. Best wishes to you.

edenhills said...

Happy Easter!

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful and charming!

BECKY said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Sue! We had a really nice time at one of the son's house, with his wife and their EIGHT KIDS!! :) Never a dull moment!

Jenny said...

Sue.

The pictures your words painted here were so powerful.

Thank you for sharing and for warming my heart for week 19.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

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