Thursday, November 5, 2009

Redeemer / Lover

Redeemer / Lover

You took me in-
just as I was
Into your heart;
Into your home.
I, whose sin and shame
made me an outcast

I took your love
and trampled it underfoot,
Running back to my old ways
back to the sins that had me bound.
I broke your heart
and thought only of myself.

When I was at my worst
you came and redeemed me-
paid the price for my freedom -
I who was not worth
the least of your favor.

Your forgiveness and grace
filled my heart with love.
I, Gomer, am loved and redeemed.

L.L. says...Would you like to try writing a love poem, in character? Post your offering by 6:00 pm, Thursday November 5, for links and possible feature at Drop your post link here in the comment box so I don't miss it. Don't be shy! :)



L.L. Barkat said...

Linda, a poignant one. And I think I've always felt this way about their story...

christy rose said...

Linda! That was beautiful!

grammy said...

That was great. Maybe I will try one just for myself.

Deidra said...

It's beautiful. Very.

Maxine said...

My word, Linda. Just beautiful. And so biblical.

Maria said...

Thank you, Linda, for sharing your beautiful prayer today... We are indeed loved and redeemed~
~a joyful weekend to you, Linda~

Mommy Emily said...
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emily wierenga said...

words of power...
thank you for sharing your gift with us.
lovely, linda.

Unknown said...

Gomer's story just makes me avert my eyes. Am I not she?

Wonderful, friend.

the voice of melody said...

Linda, thank you for sharing these words with us. Sometimes I am just amazed at the grace that the Lord gives me when the reality is that I am so undeserving of it. That's what I call amazing grace! {hugs}

charity said...

Very nice poem here...