Love, For Me

Redeem – (verb) repurchase; to buy back, regain possession of.  Synonym: Ransom – (verb) redeem a person from captivity by paying a stipulated price, or to redeem from sin by sacrifice; free, liberate; rescue, save

 

I came to stand before Him, broken. 

“I am lonely,” I said. 

You are not alone.  I am always here.  

You can rest in Me. 

I took the shards of my life and offered it up to Him and said: 

“Here.  I made a mess of it.  I understand if you are disappointed in me.” 

Then I knelt and waited.

I love you. 

“You love the whole world.  I know.”

I love you. 

“I know.”  Yet I turned away, knowing I was part of the whole.  Not special.  Not me. 

Everything under the heavens is Mine. 

“Yes, I am under the heavens.  I know who I belong to.” 

Stand boldly before Me.  Listen for Me. 

Child, I am your Father.  I sustain you.  I give you strength.  You have power.

“I know.” 

And still, He told me: 

I created you.  I am jealous for you. 

I delight in you. I think about you all the time.

I know every hair on your head.

I know your heart.  I made it especially for you.

I am your beginning and your end.

I am your healer.

I have loved you with an everlasting love.  Nothing at all, ever, can take that love away.

I fought for you.  I died for you.  I won for you.

I’ve called you.  I’m coming for you.  Wait for Me.

I stand in the onslaught of that love, head back, arms held out wide and the love pours onto me.  I stand in the outpouring, in the whirlwind of love, of passion, of gentleness and mercy and compassion and rejoicing and again, love, and I accept it.  I love back and I am filled. I am not alone.  I am loved.

  

Zephaniah 3:17 – He rejoices over me.  He quiets me with His love.

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