Adrift

©e2ua.com/

©e2ua.com/

Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor?

Perhaps a clue to love our enemy?

The purpose of our God is to restore.

 

Why do we make this loving such a chore

When we see outcasts adrift at sea?

Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor?

 

Instead of bringing sinners into shore

We drown them with accusing and decrees.

The purpose of our God is to restore.

 

Instead we turn our backs and close the door

Expecting folks to change before grace sees.

Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor?

 

Why don’t we open hearts and theirs explore?

Our Savior loved us first to wrench us free.

The purpose of our God is to restore.

 

Why don’t we in them living water pour?

It quenches thirst, soothes burns from third degree.

Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor?

The purpose of our God is to restore.

23 comments

  1. The True Light! · ·

    Thank you for the message so beautifully written, Susan! Enjoy your day…

    Steve

    Like

    1. Thank you, Steve. I’ve been thinking about you this week; you’ve been on my heart.
      I just wanted to say I think our discussion was productive, and allowed others to see we can disagree and still be loving toward each other. I think that’s so important, especially in today’s environment when anger and argument is the norm. I believe we ended that discussion on a positive note, and I hope you agree.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The True Light! · ·

        Susan, I thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I agree that believers can disagree on certain points of scripture, yet remain civil about things in general.

        I love your Christian heart! I believe you were profoundly changed by the word of God, which is as it should be. My desire is to bring the unbeliever to God, but because of the short time we all have on this earth, or whatever reason, I may be a bit too “direct” at times. We all need work on how we approach people with the word.

        I need to remember the words of scripture in 1 Peter 3:15:
        “…Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect…”

        I preach this all the time, but fail to practice it occasionally! Have a great day today, Susan…

        Steve

        Like

      2. 🙂 You too, Steve. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      3. The True Light! · ·

        🙂

        Like

  2. Amen and amen, Susan! So good. You put into beautiful poetry just about everything I’ve been thinking these days and trying to put in prose. So needed for us who say we’re following Jesus to remember right now and always. Blessings.

    Like

    1. Oh, thanks, Mel. I’ve be re-reading SonShift. It’s giving the lift I’ve been needing.
      Any chance you’re availing for Skyping one morning this week?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. 🙂
        I should be able to make some time. Shoot me an email.

        Like

  3. Jesus wants us to live like the Kingdom had already came. You know what it has. In us. Why wait for eternity. Love, live and act like you would in heaven now today.

    Like

    1. Absolutely – heaven is in us as the Holy Spirit. Great words, Tom. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  4. What a profound truth. I have a ideal to many allowing the enemy to deceive them. If we would live like salvation has came to us, then we would realize that Jesus gave it all on the cross. Everything we need is already there. We just need to let it out and live it. Then we can love like Jesus. We have been reconciled to Christ.
    Thank you Susan for such a wonderful truth.

    Blessings to you

    Like

    1. And to you, Tom.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Some day. That day will come. But there are so many who need now.

    Like

    1. Right, Susan. We cannot focus on “when we get to heaven,” but need to cast our eyes on what and who is in front of us now and see through the eyes of Jesus.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jesus has sent me to those folks since I was young.

        Like


      2. and praying for Tuesday, my friend.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Thank you. So much. You may not here from me for a couple of weeks as I will be at my daughter’s house.

        Like

      4. Glad you will be well cared for.

        Like

  6. Lovely Susan. Thank You.

    Like

    1. I will keep beating the quiet drum, Paul.

      Like

  7. 2 Cor 5:18 says we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. How easily as Christians we forget this. Instead we judge. Lord help us to lead people to your precious love, and not leave them to die in their sins.

    Like

    1. Yes, Pete, we do forget. It is too easy to pull out a verse here, a verse there and wear it as a judge’s robe when there are paragraphs upon paragraphs, prayers upon prayers from the lips of our Savior about abiding in the Father’s Love, about living in their Unity, about reconciling all of creation to Himself.

      Like

%d bloggers like this: