The Dragonfly Chose Me

Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way. Psalm 25:7-8

Here’s a poem I wrote ages ago, about my salvation experience. It’s wonderful to remember when I first realized I needed Jesus, and that even a dragonfly on my shoulder could not distract me from going to the altar to ask Jesus to forgive my sins.

The Dragonfly Chose Me

A dragonfly chose me, at children’s camp, you see.
It was music time and all was fine, until he landed on me.
The kids behind me had a scream attack!
It was on my back. I turned around and said,
“Guys, I don’t want to be mean, but I want to sing.”

On stage, the teacher held a large picture book. I took a good long listen and look.
She then explained, “Our hearts have a stain called sin.
That makes our hearts black within.” Then she started, soon, singing a beautiful tune:
“If you want a heart of white, ask Jesus in your heart tonight.”

So, though the Dragonfly was now in my hair, and
My friends were making a fuss,
I just didn’t care because Jesus was there. It was just the two of us. I started thinking, “What should I do?”
My heart, so heavy and black, not the color I wanted, but Jesus could make me new!

So with no looking back, Dragonfly still on me,
I left my chair and went to the altar, Jesus to see! I asked Him into my heart that day.
And when I did, the bug flew away.
Sometimes I think it was a sign
Of how Jesus is with me all the time.

So that’s the story I will never forget,
When that Dragonfly and I briefly met.
But, oh, even better, what happened that night! Jesus changed my heart and made it white!

Friends, I hope you have a wonderful day. It is good and pleasing to thank the Lord for how He works in our lives. He’s just so good, isn’t He? I bet you have some great stories, too!


Light Came to Earth

Crown Of Thorns, Jesus, Crucifixion

Today is a poetry day! I was thinking of the Christmas story when I wrote this. Jesus’ birthday is coming up and I just want to marvel in the purpose of His life. He had one purpose…to do God’s will. Isn’t that amazing? He did not come to accomplish one thing for Himself. It was all for us. I hope you know Jesus and also still marvel at His light that changed our world and hearts forever.

Light Came to Earth

Light came to earth by virgin birth, salvation to fulfill.

He took His place. Our Jesus graced a cross, died on a hill.

Death could not stand against God’s plan, so breath and life returned.

God’s success was Jesus’ best, the dark of death was spurned!

Now Jesus lives and longs to give, says, “Please abide in me.”

His birthday’s near, good cause to cheer for all eternity!!

Copyright © 2021 Christina Crute

Dear Jesus,

Thank You for loving me and saving me. Never let me forget all that You did for me, because God wanted You to. Thank You for obeying our Father and help me to do that, too. I love You so much! Amen

With love from our Father to you,

Have a beautiful day and make someone else’s day beautiful, too!


I Will Praise Him. He is Worthy.

Birds, Swifts, Singing, Twitter, Music

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:1-3 NIV

I just woke up with these words on my mind, to the tune of “Hallelujah what a Savior.” You may not be old enough to remember that song, but it is a great hymn of praise! Our God, our King, is worthy!!

I Will Praise Him. He is Worthy

Jesus died upon the tree. Bringing life for you and me. We can live eternally.

I will praise Him. He is worthy!

Though He sinned not, no not He. Dying was His destiny. God had planned eternity.

I will praise Him. He is worthy!

Others made a mockery. Then our King died dutifully. Our God raised Him on day three.

I will praise Him! He is worthy!

When we seek Him earnestly. Then confess our sins, you see. He will give forgiveness free.

I will praise Him. He is worthy!

Sinner used to be my name. Then, inside my heart He came. Now His child, I will proclaim.

I will praise Him. He is worthy!

Do you know Him as your King? Have you confessed everything? Ask Him now. Your heart will sing.

You will praise Him. He is worthy!

Now for all our days and years, Jesus calms our doubts and fears. Heaven comes when He appears.

We will praise Him! He is worthy!

Copyright 2021 Christina Crute

Thank you for reading. Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me and I hope to you, too! Let’s praise Him!

Love and prayers always,


*** Hallelujah, what a Savior was written by Philip Bliss, composed by Ira Sankey and published in 1875.

Foggy Future

It’s a poetry day:) This poem is about how uncertain our future is. Only God knows what He has in store for us. We can guess, but we will not know for sure, so faith, not fear should be our “weapon” of choice.

a foggy
distance that
beckons meager
mortals to explore.
murky fate that curtains
off whatever lies beyond,
whether potential joy or sure
danger. Hey dreamers, Hey, you
dooms-dayers, So what do you say?
Choose your weapon, faith or fear, and
put an end to your prophecies and begin
your victorious freedom. The key to the future
is opportunity; it turns to the present.
Now, you mortals, be free and walk.
Beyond fog and more
time lies your future ,
but remember…
Your future is
God’s to plan,
yours to desire,
yours to request,
but God’s to grant.

Have a great Wednesday! Love from our Father to you,


But for the Grace of God

My Momma used to say, when she came across the poor or those in desperate circumstances, “But for the grace of God, there go I.” I didn’t understand as a young girl until she explained to me that it is by God’s grace that any of us have what we have. Without God’s grace to be healthy enough to work and God’s grace to bless our effort, we would attain nothing. Everything we have is an expression of God’s grace. He gives us His grace, not because we deserve it, but because He cares and understands.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV

The greatest gift we received, due to God’s grace, is salvation. Out of His love and grace, He sent His sinless Son so we could attain forgiveness of sins. There is no law of man that could ever produce a sin-free heart. It makes sense! Our actions in following laws or being good, for example, do not abolish our sin. Jesus’ actions do! Paul says that if we could attain our own righteousness through the law, then grace would not have had a purpose.

 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Galatians 2: -21

Giving glory where glory is due… Dear Jesus, Thank You for showing us that the only way to live righteously is to have YOU, the Righteous One, living and working through us. We cannot save ourselves by just being good or following laws. Your grace forgives and changes us! It is our desire to always and fully appreciate what You did on the cross. With Your righteousness in us, help us to give grace to others and love and forgive them. We love You so much! Amen

Love and prayers to all of you,

Just me. Just His