Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In This Is Love


"In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
I John 4: 10,11

In This Is Love

Knowing, before creation,
the path that He would walk,
He chose love
And came.

Knowing my bent for sinning,
for selfish choices and willful pride,
He chose love
And called my name.

Seeing the gift held lightly,
grace and mercy trampled underfoot,
He chose love
And forgave.

Grieving for loss,
wasted years and needless pain,
He chose love
And restored the years the locusts had eaten.

Knowing such love, lavish and unconditional
Poured into my undeserving heart
I must chose love
And love others as He has loved me.



For more thoughts on the Father's Love, visit Ann's blog.

Blessings,
Linda

7 comments:

Traci Michele said...

Beautiful!

Annesta said...

Very beautiful poem!
Thank you for sharing it.
Grace to you
Annesta

PEA said...

That is so beautiful, dear Linda. I read it twice to let it sink in and warm my heart:-) xoxo

Islandsparrow said...

Thank you for such beautiful reflections on the Father's love Linda.

Heather said...

Oh, Linda... I, too, had to go back and read that twice. Simply gorgeous, truly lovely, and amazingly powerful... thank you!

christy rose said...

"and love others as He loved me"
that is the transforming power of truly knowing His love. This is so beautiful Linda!

Glenda said...

Linda, I just found your blog - through Bev's blog - and I'm so glad I did! I know I'll enjoy stopping by and reading your inspiring thoughts. The poem in this post is so very beautiful.