He First Loved Us

We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Love
will
wrap you
in His arms
with power and grace;
such an indescribable peace
this antidote for your troubled heart
will embrace you in His perfect care
with love that cannot be torn apart;
a lasting friendship beyond compare
and peace beyond understanding;
yet He waits for you
to choose Him
solely
by
faith.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (NLT)

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Graphic Source: Heartlight

Poetry Type: Fiboquatro (variation)

I was inspired to try this form of poetry by an article at The Sound of Poetry Review.

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10 Comments

Filed under Christianity, Faith, God, Jesus, Life, Love, Poetry

10 responses to “He First Loved Us

  1. Reading that raises these questions in my mind, “How can we refuse Him?”, “Why would you not accept His gift of indescribable peace and undying love?”

    David.

  2. Very nice poem, Scotti. We’ll be talking about the love of God in Sunday school this month, so I’ve been musing on it a lot lately. We love God with a “because of” love, because of Calvary, because of His forgiveness, etc. The amazing thing about His love for us is that He loves us with an “in spite of” love, in spite of our sinfulness, rebellion, selfishness, etc. There is no love like the love of God!

  3. Hi, Scotti I just love the way you express your words..they speak so much to me thankyou..

    I just love your music it is just beautiful and relaxing..

    Thank you for your visits

  4. this antidote for your troubled heart – AMEN!
    Beautiful truth Scotti.

  5. Scotti: If it weren’t for your poetry, you would truly be a “mystery woman.” : ) God knows I wish He made me more like you; so quiet except for these poetic bursts of devotion, from which we are all provided with a platform for adoration. God bless you, Sister!

  6. Hi Cami,

    A mystery woman, eh? hee hee… I don’t mean to be such a mystery, but I do want to maintain the focus of this blog as a place to adore my Savior. I have been intentional about not making it too much about me. I am so glad to see that you have set up a forum at Lindenville and look forward to chiming in occasionally. I tend to be a person of few words (not very talkative) which I think is why I enjoy writing so much (that is, forming poetry to express an emotion). Thank you again for including me in the Cafe. I am so encouraged when I ‘make the rounds’ at Lindenville.

    God Bless You, Cami! 🙂

    Scotti

  7. Sylvia

    Hi Scotti Found your web site through the Forum and Carol’s site. Beautiful poem – thank you and God bless you

  8. I just wanted to come over and say hi. I saw your name on TotalTransformation’s blog. I was looking for information on INFJ-Counsellor personality types and his blog popped up. I am also and INFJ and it was scary accurate. Some of the descriptives were off a little bit and others the complete opposite but overall it was extrememly accurate. Especially when it mentioned anything regarding empathy. Since were are only 2% of the population, I needed to say hi. Drop over and visit my blog sometime. God bless you and have a wonderful Saturday.

    with many blessings,
    Shelley

  9. Greetings. The title says it so perfectly. “He first loved us” with a perfect love that defies explanation. Hereby perceive we the love of God, that he laid down his life for us. Jesus Christ, who is from everlasting, stepped out of eternity and died for our sins so that we could be with him forever.

    Thanks for stopping by last week. I found myself in a strange situation, but apparently a number of folks have gone through the same thing. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Have a blessed weekend in Jesus.

    timbob

  10. people4people

    May The Lord God ALL Mighty Bless you abundantly sister!!!
    🙂

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