jesus poems

- Footprints in the Sand -

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

- Mary Stevenson -

There is only one Love that last forever. There is only one Love that fills our hears from here unto Eternity. There is only Love that is able to fill every crevice our worry, doubt, insecurity, and loneliness and that is the love of God that we experience by faith, in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. - Ephesians 3:17-19

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or married, let yourself be rooted and grounded in the love of Jesus. When you find yourself questioning if anyone will ever want you or if your boyfriend or husband will be able to fully comprehend what it means to love you, remember that even if he is a great man of God, he cannot fill your heart with Eternal Love like Jesus can. You can have the most beautiful, healthy relationship, but if you are not rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, then you will never truly be fulfilled.

Thank the Lord daily for His Love. Spend time in worship, not just once a week, but every single day there is breath in your body. Make your life about showing His Love to others, knowing that the Holy Spirit with strengthen you to do so. Wrap yourself in His Love on a daily basis and it let it be your guide for everything you do. Live like you are loved, because you are, and being loved by Jesus is the kind of love worth living for.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo

you’re five
five
and you’re running around making mud pies in your backyard
with your best friend Jesus
five
and your mother reads you story after story before bed
Jesus cuddles up next to you with his arms behind his head
five
and you don’t know the feeling of sadness or loneliness
so that smile stretching wide is genuine instead
five
six
seven
eight
nine

you’re 25
25
and you’re running around working 40 hours a week
travel time plus the hour you eat plus chores plus bills plus
you’re exhausted
25
and your mother is only a phone call away but
she’s busy and you’re busy and you haven’t spoken in a week
25
and sadness and loneliness are no longer knocking on your door
they’ve clawed their way into your skin and manifest themselves inside you
they’re a part of you
and it’s dark
and the thoughts in your head won’t leave
and you scream
and you cry
and you forget
you forget about your friend
your best friend
from when you were five
and you’re 
f
a
l
l
i
n
g

but He’s still there
He always was
He was simply waiting
for you to meet Him halfway

but now you’re falling and He’s worried
waiting
watching

and you’re worried
grasping
gasping

you think you’re done
you’re drowning in sadness and loneliness
and anxiety
and depression
and PTSD
but you’ve still got one good fight left in you

so you land on your knees

01.11.2017, 8:43am