(John 10:27, Romans 8:29)

Yahweh holds us in His hand
Before our births, it was planned: Unfailing love.

He knew we’d sin, daughters and sons
The author of grace, providing for ones
Who would fall.

Who does that mean?
To you and me, who have seen
Trials and temptations.

“I fell!” you say.
“Well,” He says, Not OK —
But I will show mercy for that.”

“Obey me — get on the track
Ask forgiveness, and come back
To My Ways.”

Obey?  We say, “Do we have to?”
But we find it’s what we want to do.
Because we’re free.

I’ve learned to love God more, you see                                                                                For no one but Him                                                                                                                      Has hold of me.


Copyright 2015 margaretportergriffin


Photo: En Gedi oasis in Israel


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