Why He Came – A Poem

He healed the sick,
the lame, the leper
But that’s not
why He came

He gave the blind sight
and drove out demons
But that’s not
why He came

He fed the 5,000
plus women and children
But that’s not
why He came

He taught the masses,
and His twelve disciples
But that’s not
why He came

He raised the dead,
one four days in the grave
But that’s not
why He came

He turned water to wine
He calmed a storm and walked on water
He drove out the money changers
He was baptized by His cousin
He performed many miracles
which John says weren’t recorded

But none of these things
are why He came

He was born
for one sole purpose
To die the death I deserve
To die for my sins and yours
To die so we could be forgiven
To die so every lost straying lamb
could be brought back into the fold

He came to die

 

I’ll be sharing this one over at dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night today.

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “Why He Came – A Poem

  1. Uplifting! In our busy lives you have given us pause to reflect…remember.
    Cheers,
    Mark

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  2. The repetition works beautifully!

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  3. Gorgeous, and so heartfelt. I loved this.

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  4. Good, clear message here. I love this.

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  5. Yikes I’m going out on a limb with this one…He came here to live…and provide a way…not to die..and never to look forward to heaven down the road any further than now…

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  6. Clear and heartfelt work, Linda – thank you for that… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

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  7. indeed. we live bcus of his death… grateful to the almighty

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  8. A beautiful tribtute… much better than I have ever seen in church.

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  9. yep – he wanted our attention with the things he did – and i think it was also to help us to build trust and prepare us for what he did on the cross

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  10. I enjoyed the rhythm of your poem Linda, especially the repetition of “but that’s not why he came”.

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  11. true. and in dying
    he gave
    life

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  12. And that’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ indeed.

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  13. Beautifully expressed, Linda.

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  14. Hope

    Absolutely beautiful.

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