Thursday, February 14, 2013

True Love

"Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so...."
...for the bible tells me so
not "for I've followed Him flawlessly"
or "for I've been so faithful"
but simply,
for the bible tells me so...
Love's barometer is not set (or upset) by our behavior
He loves you because He loves you because He loves you
not because of "good works which you've done"
not because of anything you've done
(or not done)
but rather because of who you are,
His creation
His chosen
His child...
Jesus loves you this I know,
for the bible tells me so.
"I have loved you with an everlasting love"
-Jeremiah 31:3

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

True Love II

utterly broken at His feet...completely at His mercy
no question of my guilt
witnesses abound...
Tensed against the inevitable onslaught of stones
eternity elapses
as I wait.....
One by one
He takes them on,
staring them down,
daring my accusers to lay a hand on His beloved...
In that look their own stone worthy sins
surface next to mine
my death sentence is suspended,
His is sealed
there is silence
The only sound that of footsteps
fading into the distance
There is You
and  there is me
Breath bated, body braced,
I await judgement
but once again
and again
and again
I find Mercy
"I have loved you with an everlasting love"
-Jeremiah 31:3

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Tumbling down this rabbit hole
Broken and bloodied
Darker and Diving
Till I see no more
The Light
The Way out
Uneasily at home
In a place far from Home
I long for Life
But cling to what is known
Cry out for rescue
But cower from Your reply
This once sure footed shepherdess
now in need of Your staff and rod
Come despite my foolishness
my failings
my fear
and find me
"Never will I leave you.  Never will I forsake you."
-Hebrews 13:5