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The Burden

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Lone Wolf
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0 posted 04-07-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lone Wolf

The burden resting on my back
Is starting to weigh me down
I set off looking for slack
Not sure where it will be found

In the distance on top of the hill
I can barely make out a shape
You are hanging there still
From the cross there's no escape

I feel a force guiding me
Pulling me to Your feet
Only You can set my burden free
"Come my child have a seat"

At the foot of the cross I kneel
Amazed by Your immense grace
You know exactly what I feel
Though You are in this place

"Let me ease the load for you"
He whispers softly in my ear
"I am the one who will see you through
Year after year after year"

I humbly bow my head before Him
As His mercy heals my battered soul
Suddenly the future isn't so dim
And alas my shattered heart is made whole

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 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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1 posted 04-07-2000 09:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Thanks, Lone Wolf...I needed something uplifting.

Elizabeth


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-The Crucible

Lone Wolf
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2 posted 04-07-2000 10:02 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Elizabeth,
You are welcome!!  Glad to help.  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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3 posted 04-08-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LoneWolf~
Lovely by far.
He has the power to mend our
hearts and souls.
Uplifting indeed it is.
~*Marge*~



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4 posted 04-08-2000 11:36 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

~~~~~~~~~Wonderful writing~~~~~~~~~~~
sends the spirit soaring........
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5 posted 04-08-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Nicely done.  A very pleasant and uplifting read.
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6 posted 04-08-2000 03:22 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I too, found this uplifting , Lone Wolf....
I really enjoyed this read ... Thank you ....

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7 posted 04-08-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Marge....thank you.  Yes, He does have that power.  Hope He uses it on mine.  Guess I am looking for forgiveness.

Danny....glad you liked it.  Just looking to ease the burden.  Thanks!!

Mike....thanks.  If it helps other too, then I am happy.

Pepper....you are welcome.  Glad to help!!


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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8 posted 04-08-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Panthers Chrysalis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Panthers Chrysalis

So refreshing - especially at this time of year! Very inspiring....  
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9 posted 04-09-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful and inspiring!

Denise
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P.C.,
Thanks....always glad to inspire.  Really wasn't thinking of the time of year when I wrote it.  Just the turmoil in my life.  

Denise....thank you.  I try!!


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 04-09-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you for this wonderful poem. I loved the approach, the thought of going to the hillside with a burden and kneeling before Him. That is exactly what we do.
Very beautiful
Liz
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12 posted 04-09-2000 12:07 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Liz,
You are welcome for the poem.  Happy to share it with others.  That is exactly what I intend to do....give him my burden.  Thank you for the wonderful comment.  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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13 posted 04-09-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

"His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. . . "

Excellent poem LW. . .sometimes, we just have to let go and see what happens. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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14 posted 04-09-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sven,
Great quote....one of my favorites.  Thank you.  I know there are times we must let go and see what happens.  Seems I have no choice in the letting go this time...


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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