Friday, November 11, 2011

Love Like You

Love Like Jesus

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another." (John 13:34, NKJV
A new commandment...
    You gave to us.
To love like You.
Love one another...
    love as brothers.
In so doing...
    we love like You.

In the garden...we laid...
    while You knelt and prayed.
Can I love like You?
A little while later...You wept,
    while we...still slept.
Will I ever...
    love like You?

On the road lay a man...
    beaten and robbed.
Some saw him there...
    but just didn't care.
Shaking their heads...
    forgetting what was said.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
That’s loving, like You!

On the way to Golgotha...
    some would laugh,
    while others jeered.
Some would cry,
    and others would cheer.
They couldn’t receive...
A love like You.

You hung on that cross...
    for the hopelessly lost.
It was love in You!
You gave up the ghost...
    witnessed by the heavenly host.
Declaring, the love in You.

You rose from the grave...
    so the lost could be saved.
That’s the love of You!
Filled with Your Spirit...
    I’ll let others hear it.
I’ll love like You!

                                Poem written by MTJ

Note: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).Spiritual Sundays

6 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh to be like Jesus in so many ways but to LOve like Him would be awesome! Excellent poem MTJ. I love it.

Charlotte said...

It must be very rewarding to be able to write poems like this, MTJ. Thank you for sharing this gift with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Anita Johnson said...

We have been studying the Holy Spirit and how we need to allow it to work in us...when we feel the urge to do something ...go with it...let Christ move through us...and then maybe we can love like Him. Beautiful.

Sharon said...

Jesus summed up the entire Law when He said to love the Lord with all our hearts, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Sound simple - but oh, how difficult it is to practice. This was a great poem. And it held such truth. We can only love like Him when we are filled with His Holy Spirit. Only then can HE love through us...

GOD BLESS!

Lon said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

God's blessings to you!

Pamela said...

Your poetry reaches out to me. My desire is to love like Jesus.