PREVAILING LOVE OF GOD
God’s love* prevails with victory
highlighting His Gospel story
redeeming us from hell’s fury
vanquishing sin-caused misery
through Christ’s power at Calvary…
in His mercy’s territory
He conquers guilt-driven worry
while healing our fears’ injury
giving rest to hearts, so weary
assuring us pardon’s glory.
In God’s love reigns freedom indeed
as praise exalts His great name’s creed
with worship that cannot exceed
learning His precepts we must heed
despite vexing slothfulness’ weed…..
His love provides well for our need
blessings that eternally feed
defying carnality’s greed
our yielded souls He does lead
toward much fruitful service-breed.
Divine love grips us with delight
from God’s guidance of holy light
engulfing our confusion blight
in seeking Him through prayer-plight
upon fervent communion flight…
His wise love directs our faith’s sight
to choose what’s best, and do what’s right
against grievous temptation might
winning over selfishness-fight
by His guarding eyes, day and night.
God’s love warms us in His presence
oozing with sweet savour’s incense
illumining our values’ sense
to glow in bliss-iridescence
while exuding His peace license…
midst Christ’s compassion joy’s silence
subduing toil din’s prevalence
our minds smite doubts’ ambivalence
looking through His covenant lens
that radiate faith-opulence.
God be thanked for His love’s dowry
unloading burdens we carry
enriching spiritual deed
as others we reach to be freed
from damnation's perilous height
for them to see bright hope's insight
revealing kindness’ affluence
best heavenly gift influence
only Christ by His grace can grant:
life … jubilant and triumphant.*
*1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
October 25, 2019
1st place, "LUDix-Rym" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Lu Loo; judged on 11/8/2019.
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