OH, WHAT A LOVE! (POEM)

Many people assert that they love me
They make a fuss with many words
I’m sure for most, it’s all sincere
But the love of humans has a limit

Human love is coated in sweet words
It sends a flower, a gift in a wrapping
It kindles joy, the sense that I’m special
And it can even last a lifetime

But such a love cannot redeem
The debt of my sins it cannot pay
Only Your love demonstrated on the cross
Has set me free, oh, what a love!

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016

God loves me so tremendously but He loves you just as much. What have you done with that love?

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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.

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51 thoughts on “OH, WHAT A LOVE! (POEM)

  1. he said he is very close to us more than even our cloths,
    he said we should always ask him to join us even with our house chores,
    he said he died that we might be free from the manacles of the devil,
    he said it is finished.

    the poem is one inspired by heaven!

  2. sooo very true that while it can be great, human love has it’s limits. to love and give your life for someone that may never even care for you… it’s crazy just how much God loves us.

  3. he proved his love for me on the cross of Calvary… how can repay Him if not to accept that which He did for me… All ages, I will glorify His holy name

  4. Just like you said ma, human love has a limit.
    Some even love you for a purpose, mostly to take advantage of you.

    But God’s love lives and is forever.

  5. The book of Isaiah tells us about the Lord’s promise to his children, it talks about how he will never forget or abandon us, even though a mother may forget her newly born.

    • There is no greater love than Jesus Christ dying on the cross for the sins of world. To give eternal life to all who believe on Him. This is the greatest love of all, dying to set his people free.

  6. Yes, when I look upon the cross on which Jesus Christ our Savior is crucified, I look not only on His Crucifixion but the cross signifies God’s Prodigal love for me and the extent to which He could go .

  7. The love of God is an everlasting love, it encompasses all the sweetest of relationship between man and God, only the love of dieing on the cross of cavalry is second to none

  8. Oh, what a love that the redeemer has for me , his love is like the ever flowing stream, fresh as an olive and great as a giant. With his love he safes me from my foes , he watches over me all day long. On his love do I build my bed and sleep like a baby Lamb. No human love can be measured to his love for me
    Thank ma’am for this poem shared with us. God bless you

  9. so broke that i couldnt pay for my sins, but he came and redeemed me. oh! what manner of love. An unconditional. He loved me first, He paid the price… reflecting on the song we do sing in Church… “Anwurum nihi gi, gini ka gi merem?” (i died for you, what have you done for me?) its a question we need to ask ourselves.

  10. Gods love is the greatest,the love that never fails. Human being might claim to love you but when problem arises, the are no where to be found. In other case you might even give your love to a human and he/she might not even notice or care to love you back.. this is true ma God’s love is the greatest.

  11. The love of God is unflinching and unwavering, it stresses through diverse depths and heights. It surpasses the love of humans which may only last for a period of time.

  12. the love of Jesus is the perfect love , the love of man can be limited or cease someday but his love edureth and it never cease

  13. He proved his love for me on the cross of Calvary….. All ages I will glorify His humble holy name….

  14. Gods love is unconditional (agape love).A man that sacrificed he’s only begotten son for mankind,isn’t that man extraordinary?he’s love is forever unending despite our shortcomings he still love us beyond our imagination.You deserve all the glory,praise,adoration and worship.Greatful heart lord

  15. Jesus you love me tooo much o too much o too much o excess love ooo
    Christ love for us is wonderful human love fades away with time but Gods love for us is everlasting. Hallelujah

  16. which other love is greater? but that God sent his only begotten son to die on the cross for me, for you, for all of us and generations yet unborn OH, WHAT A LOVE!

  17. Thank you sweet lord for loving me unconditionally, the love of men have failed me but I will always rremain grateful for your agape love

    • The love of God is so incomparable. In everything i do, i am always conscious of his love.. His love is so sweet!

  18. No love surpasses the love of God, he is so interested in Every aspect of our lives if we’d give him the chance,he sent his only begotten to die for our sins, tell me what act of love is greater ,that’s how much he cares.

  19. The love that He showed to us on the Cross of Calvary is endless and it’s the one true love.

  20. No love can compare to the one Christ have for us. For Christ to leave his glory and mansion on high and come down to a wicked and sinful world shows how much he loves us. We mean so much to him, we were made to understand that the hair on our head was numbered, for one to take time to count something like our hair, then we should understand that we mean so very to him. But the big question now is, this genuine love Christ have for us, are we reciprocating it?

  21. The love of Christ. That love which could sacrifice itself for me.
    A love despite my nature.
    God’s love records no wrongs. It is not seasonal. He never withholds.

  22. Nothing gives greater joy than the thought of your saviours love towards you, yes we need to feel loved by people but God’s love is the greatest. No human can die for our sins.

  23. Indeed the love of God is above all loves and without limits. He loved us so much that He gave His only son for our sake. What love can be greater than this?

  24. Gods love for his children can not be measured and that is why he died for us. We should learn to love him and our neighbors.

  25. The love of God surpasses every thing. He gave His son for our redemption. He is indeed a wonderful father. I pray we learn to reciprocate this love He has.

  26. When it comes to humans its a different kind of love, no human can love you the way God loves us,that is why whatever we do God is always there to accept us no matter the level of sin. for instance when we offend our neighbors it takes time for one to forgive and forget, but God’s love is unconditional.

  27. John 3vs16 tells us the perfect love of God to mankind. He gave his only son as a propitiation for our sins. And Jesus had reasons to give up, but he remembered you and I and he said “It is not my will but your will father”. Let us love God the more.

  28. Human love really has its limit but the love of God is unconditional, He died on the cross for us because of the love he has for us

  29. The love of God is the greatest of all,he died for us on the cross of Calvary and that love cannot be compared or measured with anything

  30. O what manner of love the Lord has bestowed upon us, it is a reckless kind of love that never gives up man

  31. God’s love for us is immense and unending he loves us endlessly unlike the human type of love that comes with compromise and earthly pleasure.

  32. What a love demonstrated on the cross of Calvary. Such love that demands nothing from us except our utmost loyalty and submission to the eternal kingdom of the Almighty.. Nice piece, Aunty…

  33. By His mercy and love we are saved . His love is everlasting and it endured forever .let us cling to this kind of love always. Remain blessed

  34. For our eternal joy He laid down his life to be sacrificed, laid down his body to be tortured, offered his head to be crowned, his hands and feet to be nailed, his face to be slapped and spat upon, his tongue for the bitterness of vinegar, he offered his glory for the mockery of his creature. This love justly deserves our all.

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