Monday, November 19, 2018

YOU'VE NEVER BEEN LOVED... LIKE THIS

Who can resist the alluring designs and intricate patterns of beautiful handcrafted embroidery? With a touch of the master’s hand, the ordinary is brilliantly transformed into an extraordinary work of art. Before an original masterpiece can be revealed, the artist must meticulously apply exceptional skill and technique then passion is brought to life.

As I look back over my life, I am amazed. I compare the person I once was to the person I am today and find the contrast inconceivable. When I gave my life to Jesus more than thirty years ago, I clearly handed over a mess. My life was in a sad state of darkness and despair, and I could see no light at the end of the tunnel.

I took notice of those who were around me and saw a pattern. It is one that the world often draws. It was the unrelenting pursuit of selfish desires that appeal to the pride of life. On the surface it is attractive but in reality, this pattern is deceiving for it delivers emptiness and dissatisfaction, at best. I also took notice of the complex world all around me and knew that there had to be something more to life than selfish pursuit. What I didn't know was that Jesus was drawing me to Him. He had a plan for me that reached far beyond anything I could ever imagine. At this time in my life, I knew nothing about the things of God but with nothing else to lose, I decided to look into Jesus not knowing that all along He had been looking into me. It didn’t take long for me to hand over the wheel of my life to Jesus. Besides, I had already driven it into the ground. At the moment of my submission, Jesus began a work in me…

With a touch of the Master's hand, Jesus took what was old, torn and tarnished - an ordinary lifeless garment - and He made me complete and brand new. He began by meticulously interlacing the strong threads of the living Word of God along the borders of my life. He created brand new designs within and He covered my ugly scars with patterns of beauty. 

Perfect Love depicts the kind of love we all long for. It is the kind of love every woman should desire and every man should want to give...

Perfect Love

Unconditional perfect Love receives you at your worst.
It sacrifices all for you yet knows it’s not your first.
Perfect Love is faithful, it has your best in mind.
The kind of Love your heart can trust to stand the test of time.

In weakness, it becomes your strength to shred your doubting fears.
In despair, the hope it bears will wipe away your tears.
Perfect Love will know you for it has an ear to hear.
Mindful that you have a choice, it keeps its presence near.

Long-suffering is perfect Love, it sees your old brand new.
It leads that you may follow then paves a path for you.
Love walks this straight and narrow road to guard you all the way.
As Love abides, in life you’ll stride, in perfect Love you’ll stay.

Today, I am the product of my Master's passion. I am a miracle. I am an original Masterpiece brought to Life.

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     “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, 
and that my soul knows very well.”

Psalm 139:13-14




 This post includes excerpts from An Embroidered Love, a book from the Author Of Life: Poetic Inspirations 'gift' book collection.