meeting love

In the quiet.

In the quiet

I hear your voice

That still

Small voice

That speaks of love.

In the quiet

In the quiet

I praise Your name

Precious

Father

Creator of all

In the quiet

In the quiet.

you ask

I come

In the silence of my everyday.

Love is …

 

Never did I think one could love me as he does.

Never did I feel worthy,

Never in my worldly world;

This love that changes everything

 

I had heard of this guy, a good one, you know.

I sprinkled salt on the stories to see if they held true,

I went along to listen to man and woman expound

His words as if they were true

 

I sat in the corner and spoke not one word,

My smile etched in pain on my face

deterred all onlookers from coming near

Year on year I sat silently with the good folk

 

Tragedies came and went but they still went on

And on and on

About the good guy who loved them

And they sang loud and waved arms around

 

The guy never changed, he remained the same

He good, he love, he mercy, he grace

Yeah, I thought, from my quietness

That all very nice for the nice folk

 

But then one day my heart was strangely warmed

Lightning struck and shards of bitterness flew

Off my chest like bullets from an automatic Uzi

My shoulders forever bent began to straighten

 

Many times we had sung my chains fell off

For me, without knowing what that meant

But now the bondage marks began to fade

I clawed to hold onto old and new

 

I couldn’t…

I wouldn’t…

I couldn’t…

Believe

He loved me.

 

Me, who had done more in his enemy’s name,

Than most on the planet

Me, the unwanted, un-needed, unloved one

He, loved me?

 

It took time; weeks and months went by

I followed him; I heard what was said

With new ears and a newer heart

But years of self-sufficiency were hard to shift.

 

What did he know of me, and my life?

Revelation day, the day I truly believed

The day I heard he loved me full stop. Period. Dead stop. Screeching halt.

I fell to my knees in awestruck wonder

 

If he could love one such as I

Then surely I could love it too

I saw the light, received my sight

And I will bless his name forever

 

No more angst, no more fear

Because I am loved by the almighty one

The alpha and omega has adopted me

How cool is that! How freakin’ awesome

 

I am no longer the me I used to be

It is no longer me that lives

But Jesus Christ lives in me

And through him I love and am loved

 

Theories come and go,

Expressions are in fashion for a time

But the timeless one does not change

His language is the same as when it all began

 

His love came down, expressed in human form

His body died on the cross at Calvary

But as the women cried – “He is risen”

I proclaim with women throughout the age

 

Our Lord, our King is risen indeed

And he will come once more

And there will be no more sorrow

Only love, only love, only love will remain.

 

I can…

I will…

I can…

Believe, have faith, trust in –

HE LOVES ME indeed.

response to J by F

vile creature, miserable wretch

turn, turn, turn

deserving of wrath and anger,

of the fiery bowels

turn, turn, turn

tell it out

tell it out from your soul

empty your carbonised heart

not with pride or arrogance

but as humble as the worm

slinking through the loam

have you turned yet?

what’s to come? you ask

freedom, worm, freedom

chains are broken

hearts fly free

transformation

without operation

salvation and faith

and a whole gamut of fruit

all free gifts from the one who loves

the one who loves first

loves you

 

Love is the Sweetest Thing

Tell me You love me

Tell me it’s true

Tell me with rainbows

That make my heart sing

Tell me You love me

Tell me it’s true

That one such as me

Is loved by You

Faith moves mountains

You’ve moved many for me

Faith is believing

The unseen is here

Oh lord I believe

I believe You are here

I believe You are with me

And You love me so dear

Tell me You love me

Tell me it’s true

Tell me with moonbows

Whisper it sweetly

As the wind on my ear

Oh Lord I have hope

I have in the Christ

I have hope in tomorrow

I live for today

Oh tell me tomorrow

As You tell me today

As you told me before

Of the deepest love

Oh You loved the world

So much that You

Sent your son Jesus

To die for me

And if I have chosen

And indeed I do choose

To follow you dearly

To follow You true

And then I am cleaved

I’m attached to You Lord

And I will not perish

Because You died for me

Tell me You love me

Tell me it’s true

Tell me in rainbows

That God loves me too.