WordChimes poetry chimes
Chime Of The Day
Poetry Chimes
Newest Poems
Featured Poet
Poet Chimers
Child Chimes
Blog
Chime Links
ENC--Class of '55
WordChimes Founder Quentin Clingerman
Contact Us
 
 
 

A Portrait of the Cross
Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

By Gary James Smith
Other Poems by Gary James Smith


A Portrait of the Cross

Put this picture in your mind
And let it take effect
How the love of God
displayed
One soon to resurrect
The nail prints in those feet and hands
The blood from thorn crowned brow
That spear pierced side of Jesus Christ
Do you get the picture now?

The sin of all the world there placed
Upon the soul of Him
Whose back was bruised with many stripes
And a face disfiguring
Mocked by men who did not know
This in fact...was God
But some there were who really believed
And fully understood

Love poured out at Calvary
For God so loved the world
In spite of all the mean spiritness
And words at Him they hurled
There, there! Look see Him now
Your sin had caused such loss
See that Saviour who's risen...He lives!
In that portrait of the cross!

Copyright March 8 2016 6:34PM
Gary James Smith


Timely Comments on this Poem

No comments currently exist for this poem.

Submit Your Comment

(will be kept private)
Comment:



Please enter the code above into the box below:


Submitted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


Other Poems by Gary James Smith

Currently Playing:


[Add Your Poem]

[Chime Of The Day] [Poetry Chimes] [New Chimes] [Poet Chimers] [Blog] [Chime Links] [ENC--Class of '55] [Home]