Clothed in a miracle: Love

by You Have My Word

love

How did you see in me – what I still can’t?

You took your life – and took a chance on me.You took your one whole, wild life and took your chance on me. That’s the miracle that rents the sky, that explodes a heart – that you chose me.

That’s the miracle love lets you say: I am chosen.

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Love. Look around, allow your heart to break and love. Lose faith and then start again. Stop trying so hard to save face. Love with a fury that can’t be tamed. Love with a vengeance that can’t be named. Love with a force that leaves lives changed. Love big, love high, love deep. Love without restrain. Love like a steam-rolling, won’t-stop-for-anything-so-get-out-the-way train.

Love without second-guessing, thinking twice or looking back. Love to heal. Love to sympathise. Love with open arms, ready ears and gentle eyes. Love out judgement. Love out the unfair. Love out the pity. Love out the despair. Love like an atomic bomb that will obliterate the hate with this four-letter word. Love through the shrapnel and the unjust. Love through the hurt, and the tears and the slowly settling dust.

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Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:12-14 NLT)

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