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By Michael P. Johnson
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In love and grace Christ Jesus came

He died for man to live

Still countless perish lost in shame

Because we donít forgive

A grudge, can only lead to hate

Such hate is Satanís tool

Donít nurse a grudge to share his fate

Donít be the tempterís fool

Thatís what the devil loves to do

Cause hatred deep within

If he can do the same to you

Then sickness; can begin

Hellís vicious circleís made complete

Deathís race was so begun

Now only love can bring defeat

By grace of Christ Godís Son

Forgiveness; comes from God on high

When Christ comes in to live

Oneís selfish hate begins to die

As soon as we forgive

For hate is weak! Where love is strong

As Jesus taught the few

ďForgive each one who does you wrong

As God does unto youĒ

Forgiveness! Is the golden rule

Where love is Godís command

Obedience; lifeís eternal pool

Godís healing to the land

To show true love one must forgive

No matter what the cost

Then with the Lord we too can live

And nought but pride is lostÖ..

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Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 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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