Discovery poem

Written By:
Dave Hopwood
Bible Refs: Gal 5:15-16
Lectionary Weeks: Proper 6, Ordinary/Lectionary 11 (Year C)

This is a poem based on Galatians 5:15-16. It reminds us of the rich grace of God, and how we cannot work to earn our salvation.


Extract from the poem:

We have discovered something,
a liberating, burden-lifting, life-releasing secret:
we are accepted and welcomed by God.
Not because of our working hard, doing good deeds,
not because we agonise in prayer,
or try to obey every last little rule.

No.

We have discovered something,
a liberating, burden-lifting, life-releasing secret:
we are accepted and welcomed by God.
Because of the free gift of Jesus,
his life, his work, his sacrifice,
his death and resurrection...


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Dave is an author and speaker who loves communicating the Bible using contemporary media, humour, illustrations and stories. He is author of several books retelling the Bible including The Groovy Gospel, The Bloke’s Bible, and Film & Faith. He goes out speaking by invitation and regularly publishes ideas and material via his website: www.davehopwood.com

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