who would I be?
It does more than cover a multitude of sins.
It puts up a mirror.
It shows me the self that, in Him I’ve always
person whom, without love, I could never believe myself to be…
Without His love
of the beauty he sees in me.
where would I be?
It does so much more than draw me home.
It provides a haven.
A place where I may lay it all down.
A place where my longings are at rest, and my
For love gives me a reason to return,
and a need to remain.
why would I believe?
It does more than assure me of my right to be
accepts and affirms me.
It seeks me relentlessly.
It says of me, “You are worthy beyond
compare, and loved beyond belief.”
And so love then
becomes my reason,
and in response to Him, I become His gift.
how can I live?
It does more than give me breath.
It takes my heart, from upside-down,
and turns it right
takes my eyes, intently fixed, and instead turns them heaven-bound.
Until love then is all I see,
and in love I am found, and set free.
Ana Lisa de Jong