Sunday, October 24

Learning to Love

I will give you this, my love,
and I will not bargain or barter any longer.
I will love you, as sure as He has loved me.
I will discover what I can discover and though you remain a mystery,
save God's own knowledge, what I disclose of you
I will keep in the warmest chamber of my heart,
the very chamber where God has stowed Himself in me.
And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.
I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God.
I will stop expecting your love, demanding you love,
trading for your love, gaming for your love.
I will simply love.
I am giving myself to you,
and tomorrow I will do it again.
I suppose the clock itself will wear thin its time
before I am ended at this altar of dying and dying again.

God risked Himself on me.
I will risk myself on you.
And together, we will learn to love,
and perhaps then, and only then,
understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.

— Donald Miller
(Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality)

this spoke truth straight into my heart today.


i'm learning to love you.
just the way you are.
again and again.
every.
single.
day.

4 comments:

  1. Love this post and the beautiful words so inspiring.

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  2. Oh my, oh my, oh my
    ... overwhelming,
    reeling from impact,
    speechless
    ...(whispered) thanks.
    -Jennifer

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