Saturday, 4 April 2015

What Love is This?



What love is this?
That would choose me,
that I might be His?
No indiscrimate,
indifferent,
'you will do'
selection,
made by Him;
but rather
a personal,
purposeful,
planned,
intentional
decision.


What love is this,
that would give,
up so much?
Fall so low,
as to take upon
Himself,
all our sin.
That would plan
to lose,
plan to give
up all,
so that we
by His humble offering,
might win.


What love is this?
And what is our response?
To a love that
didn't hesitate,
but rather knew
all along
the cost.
What is our response
to Him,
who laid it all out.
His heart of love
for us,
in death
upon the cross.


What love is this?
Who died not only 'for' me,
but 'because' of me?
Because He wanted me,
longed for me,
sought me out
and fought for me.
Love that,
for all of us,
He would have done
what He did for us;
even if,
there were only
one of us.


What love is this?
A love we cannot
ignore,
cannot dismiss,
cannot fail to,
appreciate.
A love we must not
hesitate,
from embracing,
and celebrating.
Our gift to Him,
recognition,
of the true cost,
of our salvation.



Ana Lisa de Jong
April 2015


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