Reflection on Receiving Christ

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Lord, I will never forget that day on bended knee

I go forward to accept Your love for me

Our pastor asks of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem

“Are you riding the horse in victory or defeat?”

I feel that soul-searching question directed at me

Darkness shouts at me, “Who are you a sinner to receive God’s love?”

I say to the darkness, “Yes, oh yes, that’s me!

Today you will lose the victory over me!”

A force not of my own propels me to the mercy-seat

Where I kneel my wounded spirit before Christ’s feet

Memories of darkness from my schizophrenic father call to me

A failure you always were and always will be

Your brother is smarter than you’ll ever be

He’ll be richer than you’ll ever be!

I say in reply, “To be a servant of my Lord is what I’m called to be

Now, depart evil spirit. Get away from me!

Here I am, Lord. This is me.

Thanks for never giving up on me.

For winning the victory for me

I will love and serve You now into eternity.”

A counselor is there that bitter cold day in March 1982

Kneeling  with me

Praying for my soul

Fighting for me through the darkness into light

Giving of himself with all his might

Tears transform into touches of Your love

When I receive a love I can never get enough of

Thank you for loving a sinner like me

For having Your Son’s blood set my spirit free

Crimson blood at Calvary did flow

That we would have a gift that never lets us go

The present of a life that’s changed

Priorities that become rearranged

Caring more for that searching other

To treat everyone as our brother

How, Father, could I ever repay

That glorious day You turned my night to day?

Oh, God, I love you more than words could ever say!

Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.

Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.

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About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on February 29, 2016, in Evangelism, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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