Jesus Said, “I AM”

Jesus said,
“I AM the bread of life.” Come to Me if you are hungry, I will give you manna from heaven.
“I AM the light of the world.” Come to Me if you are in darkness, I will show you eternal life.
“I AM the door of the sheep.” Come to Me if you are lost, I will give you a family of true bliss.
“I AM the good shepherd.” Come to Me if you are weary, I will give you rest and guard against your foes.
“I AM the resurrection and the life.” Come to Me if you are dead, I will set your spirit alight with the Holy Spirit.
“I AM the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
“I AM the vine and you are the branches.” Be rooted in Me and I will bestow unto you the fruit of My labour.

These are partially my paraphrase of Jesus Christ’s message in the Gospel of John.

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My Christmas List

What have you asked for Christmas?
Is it big? Is it small?
Expensive or cheap?

What is Santa bringing this Christmas?
Have you been good or bad?
Selfish or selfless?

What should we ask for Christmas?
Will it be peace on earth?
Goodwill to men?

What was given on that first Christmas?
Jesus as a new born baby!
The Saviour for all mankind!

The greatest gift of all was this:
Jesus the Christ child!
The perfect Lamb of God!

This is the true meaning of Christmas:
Christ humbled Himself,
Came to earth to die.

“It is finished!” He cried.
The grave could not hold Him,
Death lost it grip.

Our Lord and Saviour arose,
Arose, from death to life.
To bring us eternal life.

What will you ask for Christmas?
Is God’s love too much?
Is it to little?

This year I will ask for peace,
Not on earth but in hearts,
In my heart and in yours.

Why?

Why?
Who are we?
When is it enough?
What does this all mean?
How are we to understand You?
Where do we find the true purpose of life?
How do You reveal Yourself to us?
What does Your love mean?
When is it sufficient?
Who are You?
Why?

[This is my first pattern poem. I hope to do more in the future.]

[This poem is directed to God the Father and Christ the Son. Thus, to answer the “Who” questions: line 2 – We are God’s creations, created in His image (Genesis 1:27); line 10 – You are Christ Jesus, the Son of God, the Messiah, our Redeemer and Saviour (John 1:1-5; 3:16-17).]