I have never felt more loved than at the place of the revelation of the jeopardy of my soul, for my Lord rushed in to assure me of His provision to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. The beauty of His plan proved a love much greater than I could ever imagine. Oh how I love Him who first loved me.
By Brenda Drake
I was poor, so poor; I had filthy rags upon my back.
I lived in the gutters of life, I had great lack.
My eyes were blind and unseeing.
My ears were stopped; I was a hopeless and unbelieving.
The future was dark; there was bitter cold within me.
All was futile I had no one to befriend me.
My past was sad, the present a farce.
Negative would rule over any positive in my heart.
I was fully aware of my stain,
I barely could lift up my heart in the shame.
But along came the most wondrous expression of love and grace;
That reached out and invited me into His embrace.
My every sin He knew and He showed me the great price,
He paid for my salvation when He gave His life.
He reached out and lifted me to beside Him stand,
And He declared I was new and whole as He had always planned.
He gave me His robe of righteousness, pure, clean and white.
And introduce me to His Father as His bride.
He bestowed upon me gifts; promises good and true,
Of things He has planned ahead for us to do.
He sent His love to dwell within to bring comfort my soul.
And He promised He would of my life take full control.
He said He goes ahead to prepare a place and will return again.
There is no greater love than between God and those He calls friends.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.