“Broken Women, God’s Grace” -A Day for Poetry

This Friday I will have a guest post on Melinda Todd’s blog, “Trailing After God“. I hope you will stop by Melinda’s blog and catch a read as well as  Melinda’s writings which are very real.  I have been very blessed to be introduced to The LeadHer organization which connects Christian Women’s  blogs. You really need to check their webpage and Facebook page.

Today I thought I would post a poem  I wrote almost 20 years ago after spending a weekend  retreat with the women in my then Sunday School class. This was a class of women only–some married–some not. What  they all had in common was they were either married to a spouse who did not or would not attend church with them or they had been single for quite sometime praying for God’s choice for them.

This retreat was a chance for me to get to know these women who had opened up their arms to me with much love. The evening program would consist of testimonials and when I heard some of them I saw how God had taken them from the deep pits of tragic painful lives to women who were seeking God with all their hearts–including myself.  After I got home from that weekend I was compelled to write this poem.

God’s Grace

As I looked around the room at the many faces

I caught a glimpse of God’s many graces.

The events in their lives they all would tell

might sound like a movie made in hell.

It did not matter if they were young or old

they all shared some pain in their lives as told

But how could they sit there and laugh

in spite of life’s hard knocks and awful bites?

The love of Jesus was in that place

You could see His hands upon their face

The love of Jesus had created a tie

That all these  women could not deny

For it matters not how many the years

And it matters not how many the tears

 God’s love enabled these women to survive

For it’s by His grace they are alive

About Charmaine

I am a Christian woman seeking to truly "know" God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I love the Word of God and it's life changing power. I like reading, writing, and amateur gardening. My passion is working in women's ministry with emphasis on Bible Study. I believe discipleship is very important in our transformation process to become more Christlike.
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