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Eternal Lover of My Soul

Updated on February 16, 2012

Eternal Lover of My Soul



It was one busy day at the Lake Gennesaret

When I first met Him face to face

I just used to hear about Him, His great miracles

But today after I saw the miraculous catch of fish

I have known deep inside me that He’s the One sent from above.

I have been a sinner from birth, but He still called me to be His man

From being a fisherman He called me to be a “fisher of men.”

And I left everything to follow Him.

Since then I have not known a greater calling than this.

For three years we lived with Him

We have seen His many miracles, truly unique and marvelous

We have heard His great stories and parables, full of impact

Truly we have witnessed the glory of the Messiah

The glory of the One and Only begotten Son.

I really don’t know what He saw in me to love me deeply

I have been a sinner and rebel from birth

Many times I was impatient and emotional

A weak and impulsive talker with a proud mouth.

But one day during His crucifixion because of fear I denied Him three times.

Yes I denied Him three times.

How I thought I love Him that much

But after all I still love myself more than anything.

I have forsaken Him at the time when He needed me the most

I have forsaken His cause after I learned His death.

I have forsaken my calling, the calling I cherished so much.

And I have gone back to fishing and forget about Him.

But inspite of all these things He remained persistent on loving me

He forgave me from all my backslidings.

He never gave up on me and reinstated me back to the ministry.

His love I may say is a stubborn love that never release me.

Whatever I do I cannot escape from His grasp.

Though Satan has asked to sift me as wheat.

He prayed for me that my faith will not fail.

I was almost out of His hands but He cannot afford to let me go.

Indeed He is the eternal lover of my soul

And I have not known any love greater than this.



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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tamarajo I am glad to hear from you again. I am happy to see you on this hub. Thank you for gracing this hub. I am blessed by your comments. Yes God's love is simply amazing that never let go of us. He just cannot afford to let us go. It is great to be loved by God. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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      Tamarajo 

      6 years ago

      A beautiful poetic insight into Peter's life and humanity which I think many including myself can identify with. and the beauty of the poem is how it show cases the grace of God who loves us through all.

      Thank you Cristina.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Yes I have a blessed day today. Last night we have a great worship service. We heard a powerful message on leveling up our spirituality. It is indeed a timely message for us. Praise God for a ten year church anniversary you have. Truly God is faithful and He will always be. I am wishing you a great day today. Best regards.

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      Raymond Tremain 

      6 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      cristina I think the days the same as you have them well its Sunday and 4.40pm now this morn was 30C now its raining and 23c, well yes I had a great day my church has its 10th. birthday to day a great celebration church full then meal after a great day hope you day will be blessed

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi jpcmc glad to hear from you again. Thank you for appreciating this poetry. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Yes we are more blessed who did not see Jesus personally yet we believe. Yes Jesus is very much alive in our hearts. This truth is agreat source of our daily strength. May you be blesed today and always. Best regards.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi teaches 12345 I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Yes it is very encouraging to realize that inspite of Peter's failures and weaknesses Jesus never gave up on him and persiisted on loving him. It is inspiring to realize Jesus undying devotion to Peter. Blessings to you aand your family always. Best regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Brother Raymond nice to see you on this hub. Thank you for appreciating this poetry. I am glad you like it. Yes Jesus is our one true Love and eternal lover of our soul. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I have to agree with twobmad. This is beautiful. Peter was lucky to have lived with Jesus, to be taught by him directly. But then again, faith transcends time. Jesus lives in our hearts. Blessed is the one who did not see but believed.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mathews I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for the generous comments. I am glad you like this one. Since soon we will be celebrating the Season of Lent, it is a great reminder of Jesus undying devotion for us. May you always be blessed. Best regards.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Great angle on Peter's thoughts of his journey with Christ. His story is encouraging for me, as I sometimes fail to see the path and stumble.

    • Raymond Tremain profile image

      Raymond Tremain 

      6 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      well this is such a lovely piece and well put together cristina, yes all need to take heed of this and learn that Jesus is our true love.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Beautifully done dea sister cristina. Jesus and Peter would be so very pleased.

      Thank you.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi twobmad thank you for appreciating this poetry. Be blessed always. Regards.

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      Ruatte 

      6 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

      Beautiful!

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