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Joyce Johnson
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Restraints

Those heavy chains so restraining
Have been forged by me and you.
We built them strong, no human lives
Who can cut them in two.
We created them by livng
In wasteful, sinful way.
One link at a time we made them
As weights we wear today.

These irons will not be loosened
Until He turns the key.
It matters not how we struggle,
They'll only tighter be.
If we but turn to our Savior
And ask forgiveness now,
He will be glad to undo them
Our freedom to endow.

We cannot know what it is like
To be completely free.
Until God has forgiven us.
He waits for you and me.

By: Joyce 10/27/02

[This message has been edited by Joyce Johnson (10-28-2002 12:21 AM).]

© Copyright 2002 Joyce I Johnson - All Rights Reserved
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(smiles) Awwwwwwwwww, this is wonderful, sweet friend, yes, and may we all open our hearts to forgiveness as He will accept our apologies and help us grow ever so much with love! (big huggssssss) God Bless You, swet friend, this is wonderful, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Joyce, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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So true, he does hold the key.
If only we can learn to trust him more.

Deb
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A truly beautiful write Joyce that holds much truth in it.  Lovely, I enjoyed it very much.
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4 posted 10-30-2002 12:15 AM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Joyce:  An excellent poem, with a great message.

Betty Lou Hebert

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I believe your poem comes directly from the heart of an evangelist my friend.... A heart that is full of God's deepest and purest Love.  Thank you so much for sharing.

-Bob
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This is strong!

Eliza Simmons
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Joyce~
*applause* .... *applause*
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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A lovely piece; great message, implying that we're our own worst enemy from the results of our sinful actions; thankfully we can be freed by Christ and His Love for us. --Joe

PS This reminds of my poem 'Chained to Myself' - perhaps you would enjoy it.

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably! --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

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Hi Joyce: Just keep on bringing your poems along - I think that you're blessing souls here - there and everywhere - as people read them. Thanks!
 
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