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No Greater Love

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No Greater Love

For God so loved this sinful world, He gave us all His son; That we might live with Him one day, when life on Earth is done. No greater love was ever known, no greater gift bestowed, And for the love He sacrificed, no greater debt’s been owed. The time was short for Jesus Christ, but what He gave mankind To lift our hearts and save our souls has yet to be refined. The grace and style in which He moved through politics and fools, Has paved the way for paths we trod through worldly ways and rules. His teachings spread throughout the land, His miracles renowned, He only had to touch a life to show His love was sound. Two thousand years have come and gone since Christ communed with man; And with his dying saved us all, to serve God's ancient plan. He rose from death, as He had said, and proved His word was true, That life eternal waited those who choose to suffer through. Salvation came that fateful day, the Bible tells us so; And time has shown that through God’s love the weakest spirits grow. Now, modern times are hard on us and cause us all to doubt, For change is there at every turn, and Satan’s always out. It’s now we need the love of God, for always, as before; Just lift your heart and ask for it, and see what lays in store. It’s through God’s love we handle change and how it makes us strong In ways we deal with worldly things and sort the right from wrong. For change is just another way the Lord sees fit to use To make our days seem fresh and new with paths to take and choose. It’s by our faith we live our lives and seek a brighter day, And how we find the confidence when doubts get in the way. But most of all it’s happiness that faith’s been known to give When our misfortunes come to cloud these modern times we live. We need not fear what God has wrought. We need not know His plan. We only need to know He’s there, and love’s in store for man. Just think the words you’d ask in prayer, and ere a sound be heard, His perfect love will fill your heart before you’ve breathed a word. No greater love was ever known, no greater gift bestowed, And for the love He sacrificed, no greater debt’s been owed. But God forgave our debt to Him, we live in grace today; The greatest love you’ve ever known is just a breath away.

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  1. Date: 4/3/2014 10:11:00 AM
    Ran across this gem in the best poems on soup, and I'll tell you what, I'm not surprised at all to find it there. Great faith and superb writing skills, sir!

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 4:43:00 AM
    The greatest story ever told rhymed in truth faith and love. Nice Jim

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 8:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning the first round and good luck here on. A very well written verse, the flow of rhythm is throughout along with a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. Caryl

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 11:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor with three poems and the best to you in the finals Jim. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 2:09:00 PM
    an excellent retelling of a profound event! congrad's on your 3 winning entries! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:50:00 AM
    Hi Jim,Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:11:00 PM
    Three poems make it through to the next round! Congratulations, Jim! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:04:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 4:00:00 AM
    Majestically written in honour of our creator and saviour.You have a wonderful heart. Sincerely,Eric

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 6:16:00 PM
    A great poem, healing to read, thank you for your comments, I do believe that we are blinded by our senses, and reality is a lot more than, what we see, hear, taste, touch, we all have a higher level of awareness, our spirit, when we listen to our inner selves, we would all live a happy life in gods creation. love Simone

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 5:36:00 AM
    Wow, that's a very powerful message. Every line is so beautiful with lots of truth. Praise be to our LORD. This poem has no choice but to be added to my fav's. and you have also no choice but to become my fav poet. REALLY DESERVEs TO BE FEATURED. PRAISE THE LORD. Gidds.

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 7:12:00 AM
    What an amazing quatrain, so filled with inspiration and love of God. so glad to see this featured work ....another chance to enjoy your wonderful poetry, Jim! Congratulations ! Carrie

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 5:07:00 AM
    Many, many congratulations on your poetry being featured on this October week Jim, wonderful piece Sir >> James

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 4:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Jim. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2009 6:52:00 PM
    Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational poem with us. So much truth in your words. Congratulations on being featured this week. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/6/2009 6:51:00 AM
    Amen Amen Jim.Thanks for your welcome and interesting blog comments.A greay testimony to the power of art.

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 9:40:00 PM
    This beautiful poem is a magnificent tribute to the greatest love we will ever know. Excellent writing, Jim! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 8:08:00 AM
    Wow Jim this is so good so full of truth. Thank God for His love. Its true we cannot pay the debt back only give Him the praise that He deserves for taking away our sin.God Bless my friend. Leon

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 5:46:00 AM
    Jim, I am speechless at the beauty and grace of your poem. This belongs in a book of religious poems. Wonderful, truly wonderful.