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Love Removes the Stone
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Love Removes the Stone


Since first I drank of Heaven’s flow

The force of love divine

My soul’s become as virgin snow

And grace is truly mine


This beating heart is mine no more

To Christ it’s bent the knee

Locking to fear and doubt the door

Throwing away the key


God’s living Breath removes the stone

Obstructing grace and love

Hindering mortal flesh and bone

Changing for life above


Love is the Gate through Heaven’s Way

God’s Truth on earth displayed

God’s righteousness shining each day

No darkness can invade


True humility fully grown

Through tenderness and care

Bearing God fruit from seed He’s sown

When selflessly we share


The root the trunk of true love’s Tree

The Father’s perfect will

The eye through which we learn to see

The facts of Calvary Hill


We see our Saviour, God and friend

Our fortress, rock and shield

Though still most fail to comprehend

The force that’s been revealed


And so it’s been since man’s first dawn

When sin began to reign

Yet grace through love will be reborn

As hearts repent again..... 

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Submitted: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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