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The Gift of Life
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By Michael P. Johnson
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      The gift of life

To life there’s more than first we see

Much more than books have told

From God life gift though gratis free

Is far more worth than gold


We live this life for but a while

Time sees; how each will fare

With or without throughout life’s trial

The Way with Christ we share


Through Christ we learn our God to fear

Through love; of sin’s decay

Through grace, Jesus to revere

And love Him day by day


Like all good things from God above

True life is for a cause

It comes wrapped up through selfless love

When Jesus closed death’s doors


So if one’s wish is not to die

From life no more to part

We need the “Gift” God pours from high

To purge our sinful heart


The Holy Ghost, life’s guiding Light

May drink both great and small

Leading helping restoring sight

Instructing not to fall


Through Him, we hear Salvation’s voice

We learn The Father’s will

We make God’s law our foremost choice

Whilst climbing Zion hill


This precious Treasure none can buy

This Jewel no thief can steal

Upon His wing to life we’ll fly

When at Christ’s feet we kneel.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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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