Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Unchanging Love

Our Father which art in Heaven,
Your children are often troubled in mind,
hearing at once the affirmations of faith
and the accusations of conscience.
We are sure there is nothing in us that could
attract the love of one as holy and just as Thou art.
Yet Thou hast declared Thy unchanging love for us in Christ Jesus.
Nothing in us can win this love.
Nothing in the universe can prevent Thee from loving us.
Thy love is uncaused and undeserved.
Thou art Thyself the reason for the love
wherewith we are loved.
Help us to believe the intensity, the eternity, that has found us.
Then love will cast out fear and our troubled hearts will be at peace
trusting not in what we are but in what Thou hast declared thyself to be.
(Author unknown)

Therefore, the Lord longs to be gracious to you
and he waits on high to have compassion on you.
The Lord is a Lord of justice.
How blessed is the one who waits on Him!

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