Poem: Others Will Love You

Mishelle shared an incredible poem with us during communion this Sunday.  May you be encouraged and inspired:

 

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1-3

Isaiah 62:5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

 

 

Others will love you

But no one will know you and understand you as I do

For I designed you specifically

So that to me you were perfection

 

Others will love you

But I will never leave you

I will never withdraw my heart from you

I will never stop pursuing you

 

Others will love you

But I will protect and defend you, and avenge those who hurt you

I will comfort and guide you through rough and dark places

I will work even in the bad things to bring about good for you

 

Others will love you

But I have been with you every time you’ve fallen

For every heartbreak and disappointment

I have taken notice of every tear

 

Others will love you

But I plan to heal you, to make you whole and radiant

To deposit love where you have only known hurt

Joy where you have your deepest sorrow and hope where you’ve given up

 

Others will love you

But I will never stop forgiving you

Washing you clean, building character in you

And believing in the best in you

 

Others will love you

But I will bleed for you, and embrace pain and humiliation for you

I will lower myself to nothing to lift you up

I will rearrange time and space that you might seek me

 

Others will love you

But I will stand in your place

I will volunteer to be beaten, stripped, slapped, laughed at, accused and hung from a tree

Because I would rather die than lose you

 

Others will love you

But I went to war against Satan to win your heart free

And rose from the dead to give you the power to choose

That maybe you might choose to give your heart fully back to me.