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Paid In Full

.                                 Not long ago I had
                                done something wrong
                                 committed a sin and 
                                the pain that I felt was 
                                 as real and suffocating 
                                  as any physical pain 
                                I’d ever felt. My shame 
                               and my sadness were so
     heavy upon me, the guilt ached in my heart. The realization then 
      came to me if I felt so wounded and broken and ashamed and
separated from my Father what then did it feel like to be You? I realized 
  the harshness of your sentence. The pain and guilt I now felt, You my
Jesus felt that multiplied by every sin I had ever committed or will ever. 
                                   Oh my God your love
                                 Sins from the beginning 
                                 of our creation until it is
                                finished It’s no wonder to
                                 me now that your heart 
                                  burst within you. To be 
                                  blameless and willingly
                                pay for our transgressions
                                To take upon yourself and 
                               be so guilty that your Father 
                            could not look upon You. Forgive
                             me my Lord for the pain I have
                              grieved you and for the grief I
                                will continue to cause. I will
                                never understand your love

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  1. Date: 4/29/2009 5:21:00 AM
    This brought tears to my eyes... so exquisitely written and rendered. BRAVO Laurie! Blessings and hugs, Keith

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 6:41:00 PM
    Yes Laurie, this brought tears to my eyes. Very beautiful, as we all have sinned against each other in one form or another and even against our own God, yet "He is always with us" like, forever.... I also, do not understand His love, howcould Jesus ever love me this much? He loves us all.... Our judgments on others come back to bite us on judgment day, as we are measured with the same measure we have judged others... I find myself pleading with people not to judge me, it is dangerous business.

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:40:00 PM
    Laurie, your effort cannot be rewarded merely by my words, this is a great poem, heaven should be full for it.

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 9:17:00 PM
    Dear Laurie, YOU must have held God's hand and listened to his Loving voice as YOU wrote this Spectacular True meaning of Easter POEM I bow to YOUR POETIC Artistry Superb WRITE ALWAYS YOURS...HG In a minute YOU will have SOUP Mail call

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 11:59:00 AM
    A great shape poem about a great event and person.

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 6:20:00 PM
    Don't know where I was when this was first posted, but this is beautiful....for Easter, for anytime of the year, such an inspirational, heartfelt message of faith!Awesome, Miss Laurie!Where have you been lately, kiddo?? Haven't seen you posting for awhile...oh yeah..unlike some of the rest of have a life out there...!! :)Ha....taking care of business.??..ok..guess I'd better go take care of mine!!Take care girlfriend!! (I do miss seeing your humor are fun to hang out with!)

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:39:00 PM
    THIS IS AMAZING-the cross,the symbol here and the words,we share the same world-just great

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 7:36:00 AM
    nice title love the cross symbol everything just fell into place well written LG

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 3:44:00 PM
    Nice title, the shape works well with your poem. Beautiful message, Happy Easter...Raul

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 2:50:00 PM
    Laurie I love your poetry. This poem says everything we all need to hear. We need to realize the extent of His suffering, we need to feel the pain He endured to truly know, God Bless and keep you this Easter and forever more. Your friend, Ron

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 1:50:00 PM
    Intense and beautiful is your faith. Happy Easter Laurie. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 12:56:00 PM
    Smile, "Absolutely Straight From The Heart and Soul and Beautiful Laurie Ginn!!!":):)~"Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani...."~What a wonderful story You told here; which 'every' life could and should recognize within their hearts; no matter what their religion? The understanding, forgiving and endless "Love of God In Heaven!!!":):)~"Beautiful Laurie"~"My Love Always To 'You and Your Loves,' Forever, John!!!"~"Happy Easter To You All!!!:):) Bye ~

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 11:29:00 AM
    aww well said and God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 8:40:00 AM
    Timely poem for the Easter season. Blessings to you for sharing it with us. The shape adds to the message. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Very creative piece of writing Laurie.. love the shape and the message in the piece....

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 7:25:00 AM
    powerful .... almost isn't enough to describe the beauty of this spiritual poem, Laurie, l sent you mail...

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 6:55:00 AM
    And Happy Easter, my friend.

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 6:53:00 AM
    "I will/never understand your love" ...moving ending, and inspiring poem, Laurie. God blessed you and your writing. A beautiful shape. A beautiful poem. Ruben.