Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why Jesus?

I was eight years old when I was born again. I was at church camp and the teacher was talking to us about Jesus, and the suffering of the cross that He endured just for us. As a child I can remember intently listening to the message and taking it all in. As she explained the sufferings of Jesus and all that He had to go through my heart was breaking, I almost couldn't bear to hear it, (even to this very day it is very hard for me to think about Jesus and the torture that He had to endure) tears were streaming down my face, but when she got to the part of the joy and victory of His resurrection and how Jesus defeated the devil, my tears were now tears of joy instead of sorrow.

When it was time to come to the altar and pray, I got right up and knelt down at the altar and my prayer as an 8 year old child went something like this:

Jesus, I am so sorry that you had to go through all that suffering and pain because of sin. And you did that just for me and the whole world. Thank you Jesus for doing that for me, because now I can be with you some day. I continued to cry and tell Jesus how sorry I was because of His pain but I also was crying and telling Jesus how thankful I was that He did that for me so that I could be with Him one day. That was pretty much my whole prayer pouring forth from a child's heart.

It was later on in life that I began writing poetry. I would like to share my very first poem that I wrote. It is a poem based upon my salvation experience as a child.
WHY JESUS?
Why Jesus, why did you die for me?
Why Jesus, why did you give me life eternally?
Why did you do this for me?
You hung on that awful cross and you suffered and died
But as you hung on that cross you beckoned me to your side
Why Jesus?
My sin was your agony
My sin was your pain
My sin was your humility
It is my sin
It is me to blame!
Why Jesus?
That kind of love is hard to comprehend
I was hurting you, yet you freed me from my sin
Why Jesus?
Through your blood-stained tears it is me that you see
I was hurting you, yet you were loving me
Why Jesus?
It is love, it is amazing love!
Tamela Greenwell


Thursday, November 13, 2008

"ONE DAY"

One day, one glorious day all eyes will see and the world will know, the heavens will open up and all will behold the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Though the world may hate you and blaspheme your name, one day they will know. One glorious day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

The mountains will melt like wax in your presence as they bow before you. The arrogance and pride of man will bow before the Lord. One day, one glorious day there will be no hiding from your glorious presence. Rebellion will bow, pride will bow, hatred will bow. All living creatures will bow one day, one glorious day.

There will be no more denying that You are God over all, for the Truth will be made known. All life from it's beginning to its end will one day know that it was your love, your mercy and your grace that kept them and sustained them and was patient with them. One day, one glorious day we will all know for we will ALL SEE YOUR GLORY AND BOW!

The Bride and the Spirit say COME LORD JESUS!

There is no high like the Most High

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