Saturday, October 5, 2013
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
~I John IV.16-18
O I have seen
though not understood
It catches unawares as I lean
into fear and anxiety, unrest, mistrust
What I ought to do and what could happen.
It springs light into my doubt
and whispers rest into my chaos.
And I know what it means to abide—
I could tell you a hundred ways to try
but still fail to see
that Spirit abiding in me,
the first Abider, who broods inside
with quickening tide of life
and deep, rich stillness.
— Come to me. Let go, and come to me.