How can we think or speak of love and not find ourselves face to face with Love Himself? Our perspective may be clouded and our vision impaired, but God’s love is always breaking through our days.
I’ve been marvelling at love’s rich variety, the numerous ways in which it meets with us, what a thing of wonder and beauty it is.
Yes, even when imperfectly expressed by humanity, we still reveal its glory essence.
Because God is Love. It’s His nature and defining characteristic.
And the more we rest in being the beloved, the more we seek to know Him better, the more we begin to sense the unfathomable depths of Love divine.
God’s Love is: Unmerited. Unconditional. Unlimited. Eternal. Deep. Constant. Faithful.
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The imperfect five-minute poem below is my attempt to capture just a taster of Love’s tremendous impact on the world.
This is love…
You oil the wheels of life,
smooth over pain and strife.
Glue broken hearts together,
bring joy to birth, and light
a candle burning strong within
this darkened place called Earth.
You’re the fuel and flame
teaching us to revere your Name.
A whisper, a promise, a Voice
in the night, a hand holding ours
as it squeezes tight.
You’re the song the angels sang
when their voices rang out
Good News to all mankind.
You’re the ache, empty hollow
we strive to fill with idols
and schemes, potions and pills.
You’re every man’s dream and
nightmare sometimes, the one
who beams Light and makes us blind.
You’re pure and you’re giving
into each empty space.
You’re our reason for living
and a means of grace.
Love – we sing, we write,
we marvel at Mystery
as you invite us to taste
your deep holy history
How do you see love?
Is it only via human experience and expression, or can you sense God’s imprints in it?
Please feel free to join in the conversation below.
This is day 7 of #write31days #fiveminutefreewrites and today’s prompt is:‘love’.
To see the rest of the prompts for the days ahead, click here. You are warmly welcome to participate.