PoeticThursdays: Love… now and then; then and now.

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Rio de Jainero, Brazil. 1922 and 1931

Love is stronger than pain now, even then when the pain of flesh could not outweigh his love for men.

Love was stronger than pain then, even now that he has freed me from guilt and shame.

Love is stronger than pain now, even then when they chose Barnabas and left him on the cross to hang.

Love is stronger than pain now; even then when he quietened the storm.

Love was stronger than pain then; even now that we are his by creation and redemption.

Love was stronger than pain then; even now when he is calling you relentlessly.

Love is stronger than pain now; even then when he sat them down and taught them like a mother teaches her child.

Love was stronger than pain then; even now that he is mediating for you and I.

Love is stronger now and then. Nothing changes; he never changes but, he is asking you to change now; even then.

Jeremiah 31:3
The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

NKJV.

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