The Gift
The Gift
By Laurie M Forbes
written on 7 Sept 2006

The gift of life
The gift of love
The gift of sacrifice
The gift of healing
The gift of cleansing
The gift of peace

The gift given for sin
The gift most refused
The gift least understood
The gift given in payment
The gift most feel unworthy of
The gift least accepted

The gift that offers no condemnation
The gift that asks acceptance
The gift that forces no one
The gift that claims the willing
The gift that allows choice
The gift that waits

The gift gives life
The gift gives love
The gift gives hope
The gift gives joy
The gift gives freedom
The gift gives peace

The gift is free
The gift is compassion
The gift is love
The gift is for all
The gift is life eternal
The gift is Jesus Christ
  I included this poem even though it was written well after my therapy ended because
this is what completed my healing. Accepting the gift of the atonement of Jesus Christ
completed my healing. I understood that the atonement is not just for cleansing us from
our sins. The atonement is about cleansing and removing our sins, our pain, our
suffering, and our sorrows. The atonement is a gift given freely, as an act of
unconditional love. All we have to do is accept the gift and embrace it to make it ours.