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Denis Martindale

An Ode That Changed My Heart

Within a new anthology
Were poems by the score
And they brought such delight to me,
I read these more and more...
But then an ode I came across
Transformed my heart and mind,
Such that it cleared out all the dross
My lost soul chose to find...

For there it was, in righteous rhymes,
The silver-tongued could speak,
Retelling Christ from ancient times,
Who preached to Jew and Greek...
To tell them what the Lord had planned,
His Kingdom rule on Earth,
Such that the Lord would bless each land
And by that prove His worth...

The future mapped out dead ahead,
The years as yet unplayed,
God's fellowship so lambs were fed,
When every saint obeyed...
The precious presence of the Lord,
The signs and wonders, too,
The Holy Spirit's great reward,
To prove God's Word was true...

A brand new thing would be revealed,
A secret truth untold,
Protecting hearts as if a shield,
A treasure good as gold...
Such that the faithful would still serve
When things were looking bad,
Remembering their learning curve,
God's pardon that each had...

For God forgives and God forgets
The sins of fallen Man
And overcomes such harsh regrets,
So each life has a plan...
A wondrous purpose, borne of prayer,
Anointed with our praise,
Each sacrifice that shows we care,
Our dreams by nights and days...

For what is Man without God's Love,
His mercies near and far?
Alone to stand, to gaze above
In wonder at each star...
To choose to follow where God leads,
Or hide away in fear,
Yet with the Lord each heart succeeds,
Whatever might appear...

A flood of tears fell from my eyes...
All burdens swept away,
The time God helped me realise
Salvation came that day!
I read the poem and I smiled,
My heart released from pain!
Through Calvary, I was God's child,
When I was born again...

Denis Martindale, copyright, March 2014.

This refers to the poem called SON OF GOD.
It explains the Gospel film called SON OF GOD.
Some poems affect us more than others.
Some poems can help us find the LORD...

Submitted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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