Friday, October 21, 2011

You Are Loved!


You are loved!
As one of His redeemed ones     
you are His delight,
                                         &
                        all His desire is to you,
with the longing of a love that is stronger than death,
                            which many waters cannot quench.
His heart yearns for you,
                 seeking your fellowship and your love.
If it were needed, 
He would die again to possess you.


As the Father loved the Son,
and could not live without Him -
                                this is how Jesus loves you.     
His life is bound up in yours;
                        You are to Him
inexpressibly more indispensable 
              and precious
                                        than you can ever know.
You are one with Him.
"As the Father loved Me, I have also loved you."
What love! ~ Abiding in Christ, Andrew Murray, p.134

7 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!

    I need to memorize this.

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  2. This poem seems to elevate man.

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  3. ^ o.O ?!

    I find it humbling and unfathomable.

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  4. Rebel:

    Please clarify, as I do not understand. Do you mean just a part, or the whole? In what way does it "seem" to elevate man?

    Thank you.

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  5. Rebel, I couldn't disagree with you more. This excerpt (not a poem, it's an excerpt from the book "Abiding in Christ") elevates CHRIST, His love, His mercy, His unfathomable GRACE.

    Reading it, my heart's response is "Glory to GOD in the Highest!" I'm really not sure where you get the idea that it somehow elevates man.

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  6. I have explained my point of view on my blog. I am sure this is very encouraging to some people. We are all in a process. I have just come to a different conclusion than the rest of you, and I hope you can at least tolerate that.

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  7. Zep 3:17 "The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

    Mal 3:17a "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels..."

    Luke 15:10 "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

    I dunno', is it wrong to (humbly) rejoice over a God who considers His redeemed as His jewels, who Himself rejoices over us with singing as Mr. Murray has attempted to remind us, from God's perspective?

    I think your "different conclusion" is misplaced. To be blunt, you could almost be considered a "moron" spouting "feces".

    It appears to me that you defy that which Christ approved and practiced.

    For a delightful commentary, please refer to:

    http://www.vincentcheung.com/other/morbyname.pdf

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