Hearing Angelic Cheers

From Romans 5:8-9:  “But God proves His love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.  Much more surely, therefore, since we have now been justified by His blood, will we be saved through Him from the wrath of God.”

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Trusting God, door opens

Divine plan sharing grace

Believing promises

Forsaking evil’s place


Breaking chains of darkness

Jesus taking man’s place

Dying on cruelest cross

Bringing freedom’s embrace


Stepping forward in Christ

Forgiveness emerges

Sending redemption’s gift

Quelling sinful urges


Restoring place with God

Cross proclaims, “Come to Me”

Erasing lifetime’s debts

Leaving sin, walking free


Delivering God’s peace

Eternity appears

Witnessing empty tomb

Hearing angelic cheers

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From John 14:27-28:  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.  You heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’  If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.”

New Freedom

From Exodus 19:5:  “ Now, therefore, if you obey My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be My treasured possession out of all the peoples.  Indeed, the whole earth is Mine.”

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Obeying God’s law

All shall fall short

Darkness consumes

Flesh’s evil tort


Sowing falsehood’s seeds

Emptiness reigns

Corruption rules

Flesh’s sinful chains


Witnessing Jesus

Calvary’s death

Covenant breaks

Flesh’s final breath


Praising Risen Lord

New freedom’s call

Harvest ready

Grace building faith’s wall

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From Galatians 6:14-15:  “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to Me and I to the world.  For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation is everything!”

Salvation’s Grace

From 1 Peter 1:3:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  By His great mercy He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

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Suffering endless trials

Resulting from earthly sin

Why does God permit such pain?

Allowing His glory to win


Testing character by fire

Sharing His perfect design

Dependence grows upon God

Sending redemption’s lifeline


Fostering genuine trust

Sowing faithful repentance

Salvation’s grace rises up

Freeing from hell-fired sentence


Kneeling at Calvary’s cross

Witnessing death’s empty tomb

Now accepting God’s mercy

Saving sinners, new hope blooms

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From 1 Peter 1:8-9:  “Although you have not seen Him, you love Him, and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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Every time you see a cross, remember what it really was–an instrument of execution.  Though the scene of your redemption was horrendous, Christ turned the cross into a place of great triumph.

From Colossians 2:13-14:  “And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with Him, when He forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands.  He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.”

Father Loves You

From Romans 5:8:  “But God proves His love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”

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Knowing Father loves you

Sharing His peace, believe

Molding each life’s purpose

Pouring out grace, receive


Breathing with hope’s mindset

Tasting glory of God

Following divine Word

Seeing through evil’s fraud


Promising you His love

Filling each wayward heart

Leading away from sin

Bringing life’s fresh, new start


Sending His Son to you

Adding up sin-filled debts

Erasing through Christ’s blood

Freeing from deepest nets


Remembering always

Accepting Father’s love

Receiving Spirit’s gifts

Walking with Christ above

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From 1 John 4:8-9:  “Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.  God’s love was revealed among us in this way:  God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.”

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Pursues us

Mercy and justice

Nourished with Spirit’s grace


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Twin truths

Sin’s wandering road

Infinite mercy in Jesus


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Righteous living

Prayer and Scripture

Accountable to one Savior


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Divine and Perfect

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

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Mankind’s shifting tides

Sin ravages each heart

Imperfect love breathes

Searching for fresh start


Love shared from above

God cherishes Son

Holy and flawless

Endless, rising sun


Loving Spirit’s grace

Evil pushed aside

Mercy overflows

Sin can never hide


Today’s faithful steps

Inherit Christ’s peace

Salvation calling

Redemption, life’s lease


Soul’s new creation

Forgiving love flows

Crowned with humbleness

Faith’s lasting primrose


Father, Son, Spirit

Eternity’s love

Divine and perfect

Glory from above

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Divine and perfect, all love radiates from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Fill our fragile hearts with redemption, so that our hope breathes, freed from sin’s chains.  Amen.

God of Salvation

From Psalm 25:4-5:  “Make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.  Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all day long.”

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God of Creation

Filling life with hope

Divine promised land

Future grasps His rope


God of Salvation

Teaching with His Word

Holy righteousness

Grace freely conferred


God of Faithfulness

Sending steadfast love

Mercy walks ahead

Truth shines from above


God of Redemption

Erasing stumbles

Lives forever changed

Faith never crumbles


God of Blessedness

Praising our goodwill

Acts of compassion

Life never stands still


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From Psalm 25:20-21:  “O guard my life and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.  May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.”

On Our Way

From Psalm 118:24:  “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

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On our way—


Son of God,

Jesus Christ


On our way—


Faithful hope,

Filled with Christ


On our way—


Day’s darkness,

Buoyed by Christ


On our way—


Shattered lives,

Praising Christ


On our way—


Stormy seas,

Christ as work


On our way—


Evil’s foe,

Christ with us


On our way—


Wayward souls,

Christ’s love saves


On our way—


Thankful hearts,

Blessed Christ


On our way—



Within Christ

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From Philippians 4:4:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”

The inspiration for this poem comes from the hymn, “On Our Way, Rejoicing.”  Here are the lyrics and music of this beloved song.

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Faith Believes


God’s glory

Accepting His grace

Boasting in our sufferings


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Salvation Purchased


Unselfish grace

Justified by faith

Lasting peace with Father


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Life Awakens


Filling heart

With hope-filled peace

Strengthening endurance molding character


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All of the above verses are inspired from Romans 5:1-5:  “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also boast in our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”