Joe Gasparian’s “Passion” poem

At this month’s men’s retreat, Joe Gasparian shared a powerful story of how God recently woke him up in the middle of the night with the persistent thought, “Get up and write.” Although not naturally given to writing poetry, Joe obeyed the prompting and these powerful words poured out of his soul and onto the page.

Passion

My passion for Christ is for real,

for his mercy and grace I shall not fear.

My passion for Christ comes at a perfect time

when he healed my heart, no matter the crime.

My passion for Christ must be strong,

because he died on the cross for what I did wrong.

My passion for Christ must be an example

to show my son there is an answer.

My passion for Christ is all about his love

and how it fits me, just like a perfect glove.

My passion for Christ is in his Word;

The book tells no lies and there is nothing absurd.

My passion for Christ is to show people his grace

that He loves us all, no matter when we join the race.

My passion for Christ can be summed up in one sentence:

I gave him my heart and soul-

He gave me repentance.

By Joseph Gasparian

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