Glad, Gladly, Gladness – A Poem

Today is Thankful Thursday and so I thought about words that are related to being thankful. It occurred to me that if we are thankful for what we have been given and for the blessings in our life, we will have a glad heart, we will worship the Lord gladly, and we will show the world the gladness that we possess. Here is a poem about the source of our gladness, which is God’s love found in Christ Jesus.

Glad, Gladly, Gladness

God’s
Love
Averts
Death.

God’s
Love
Answers a
Doubter’s
Lofty
Yearning.

God’s
Love
Always
Deepens
Nearness to
Eternal
Salvation.
Selah

A  Biblegateway.com search of the New Living Translation for the word “glad” returned 80 verses that contained either glad, gladly, or gladness. All are rooted in the blessing of the Lord’s salvation. These are two of my favorites:

Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
      They will enter Jerusalem singing,
      crowned with everlasting joy.
   Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
      and they will be filled with joy and gladness.
Isaiah 35:10.

   “Jesus said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad.” 
   The people said, “You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham?”
   Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!”
John 8:56-58.

Are you glad today because you know Jesus loves you? Then share your gladness with those around you so that may go forth gladly as well.

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12 responses to “Glad, Gladly, Gladness – A Poem

  1. Yes I am glad today! :)

    I just loved this poem. I love what you were able to capture with those words. I also like the scripture that you shared…glad tidings, indeed!

  2. G-od’s love
    L-ead me out of the darkness
    A-llowing myself to live again with zest
    D-oubting no more that He is always with me.

    Your gladness is inspiring Linda! Thank you for the opportunity to share God’s love. :)

  3. Hello Linda,

    “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it”! I am also glad, because I found your blog! :-) God bless!

    Paulette

  4. Your thankful Thursdays are infectious! Loving the scriptures and thoughts of being glad and how it is directly related to His salvation. How wonderfully glad I am of that! :) God bless you and surround you with His gladness and joy!

    • Deb, I’m just glad I don’t have to write poetry every day! It’s a lot harder than prose. ;) It’s fun, though and I’ll gladly continue to attempt poetry for Thankful Thursday. Peace, Linda

      • Linda, these poems of yours are so good . . .but they are harder to do than the ones I jot down! The acrostics bend my brain! Good thing you have a good thinker on your shoulders! :)

      • Deb, That’s so funny! I need the structure of an acrostic to write poetry most of the time. I think it’s easier than the poetry you write. I guess it’s a good thing we both have the Holy Spirit to help us. :) Peace, Linda

  5. Ann

    “He has made me glad and I’ll say of the Lord :
    You are my Shield, my Strength My Portion Deliverer My Shelter, Strong Tower … ” – Alvin Slaughter

    Simply wonderful!! Thanks Linda! I have much to be glad about. I will gladly give thanks to Him for this gladness! :-)

    Glad in Him,
    ann

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