Thursday, April 2, 2020

Love-lessons


 God's love is never misrepresented...
only misinterpreted!
 Strange times, isn't it?!

"This will someday be in the past", my dad called over to me across the yard
(with good distance between us because they are quarantined/self-isolating) 
"but for now it is a serious present that will take Time to pass"

So we drop our 'sunshine' boxes on their porch
 filled with goodies they can see and prayers they can't
...pause to marvel at the beauty of white birch on blue...
 ...and by the grace of God, carry on. What else can we do?


Once more the orb of daylight climbs
Above a world of troubled times
Where our responsibility
In spite of all we hear and see
Remains unchanged; the circumstance
Does not estrange two great commands;
To love the Lord above all else
Then love our neighbour as our-self

Once more Mercy renews its creed
Above a world of utter need
Where God, whose form we cannot see
Remains unchanged; though misery
May make us feel strange or alone
Take heart for God is on His throne
No height or depth or breadth enough
To separate us from His love

Once more the day eclipses night
Where faith does not satisfy sight
But on a threshing-floor of pain
Love separates chaff from the grain
And what may feel like punishment
Is love we cannot comprehend
As it suffers for you and me
With love proven at Calvary

Sunrise, sunset, do not forget
Love is not finished with us yet
But longs to burn away the dross
And draw us closer through a cross
Where high or low does not estrange
Us from His love that does not change
But leads us through the vale of woe
To prove the love whereby we go

© Janet Martin


Romans 8:37-39
 …No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, 
neither angels nor principalities, 
 neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 
 neither height nor depth,
 nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.…


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