For all the times You spoke
And I didn’t hear
The times You tried to get my attention
And I came nowhere near
For the times You shouted
Waving Your hands in the air
And in the silence You still whispered
Reminding me You cared
For the times You held me gently
As I wept in Your arms
The times You sent me warnings
To keep me out of harm
The times You’ve made me laugh
With Your wit, humor and charm
Your love, Your strength, Your kindness
Because that’s just Who You are.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
We are only responsible for half of this equation but we are responsible for 100% of our half.
So seek peace
Seek it with all you have
Chase it through every door
And then keep forgiving more
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
You are inscribed on my palm
Your name is before me day and night
Your soul calls out and I hear it
Your heart has needs and I want
To move the mountains to meet them
For you are precious in my sight
For who can express the great love of God… unrelenting, unequivocal to anything else. Grab hold, see it, feel it, hear it, it’s yours.