Pause for Poetry — Because He Lives

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Because He Lives

O Dear Heavenly Father,

We come boldly to Your throne,

Through the blood of Jesus

By nothing of our own.

For Jesus opened heaven’s door

When He died on the cross,

And three days later rose again

So none need to be lost.

How blessed we are…He bridged the gap

Left open by man’s sin.

How blessed we are…because of Him

That we can enter in.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

I wish you well.


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