Monday, April 16, 2012

What is It?

It quiets the taunting of wanting
The aching of taking
The rhyme of time
In its ebb and flow
It soothes the pain of the mundane
The tear in our fear
The hurt of the dirt
Which others throw

It comforts the longing of belonging
The strife of this life
The why in good-bye
When we do not understand
It gives and forgives
It proves and reproves
It prevails, never fails
And it makes no demand

It bestows hoping to vain groping
Relief to our grief
Beauty to duty
In life’s wearying race
It makes winners of sinners
And delivers believers
It IS...
God’s infinite love
and mercy
and grace

© Janet Martin
 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.  All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.1 John 3: 1-3

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