His Beloved

He loved her with an unfailing love
She tried to love Him in return
He gave her an abundance of gifts
Her heart was stirred but didn’t burn

He longed for her whole heart
She was weak and ran away
He chased after her
She tried to hide day after day

He knew she was in trouble
Finally she called out to Him
He came running to her side
And hoped her love wasn’t a whim

He knocked down doors to get to her
He busted walls to reach her side
She was never too far away for Him
There was nowhere she could hide

He laid down His life for her
Even though she kept turning away
Finally she accepted His love
And sits at His feet every day

He wiped away her shame
He left no trace
She asked what she had to do
He said it was a gift of grace

This poem is meant to illustrate the Lord’s unfailing devotion towards His beloved. He chased after you and me when we were lost. His love is beyond our comprehension. We don’t deserve it, yet it is a gift we can freely receive.

When we read the Old Testament, we can see how far and how often the Israelites strayed from God. Yet He loved them and rescued them, time after time. In the Garden of Eden, when sin first entered the world, God made a plan to save His children.

Take some time today to sit with Jesus and think about His precious love. Take note of all the ways that the Lord has loved you throughout your life, even when you least deserved it. Let yourself feel the embrace of Your Savior, like a comforting blanket wrapped around your shoulders.

“…I have loved you with an everlasting love…” – Jeremiah 31:3

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Poem and Post © 2021 Bridget A. Thomas

12 Comments on “His Beloved

  1. Fantastic writing and an amazing illustration of what we all have been blessed with, but do not deserve. Beautifully written! Brava! 👏

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    • Thank you so much! You are absolutely right. We have been abundantly blessed by grace, but don’t deserve it. I pray we do not take it for granted. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 🌟

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  2. This is such a beautiful and precious poem Bridget. I’m so glad you’re still writing poetry. You’ve got a gift for it! 😃 You still also have a gift for writing comforting and reassuring posts that draw the reader to tuck in tight to the Savior. ❤ Blessings and prayers my friend.

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    • Thank you, my friend! Your sweet words warmed my heart. And I love how you put that – tuck in tight to the Savior. What a comforting picture! That is what we need to do every day. Blessings and prayers for you too! ❤️

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