Preparing Love's Eternal Dwelling Place
"So we do not lose heart. Though our
outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature
is being renewed every day. For this slight
momentary affliction is preparing for us
an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
because we look not to the things that are
seen but to the things that are unseen; for
the things that are seen are transient, but
the things that are unseen are eternal."
Love's Eternal Fire
Ashamed by the stench of my beggar soul,
Exposed in the purity of His light;
I beg Him to cleanse me; to make me
To restore the clarity of my sight.
Shepherd takes pity on little lost
He stoops down to pluck me from my
Trembling, I offer Him all that I am.
He holds me close to His heart's burning
He burns off the rags of my selfishness,
Cleanses my wounds with the wine of
Heals all of them in His gentle kindness
Clothing me in a Love none can destroy.
He stills my heart and my trembling
He holds me near in a tender embrace.
His flame is kindled; engulfing me
My emptiness filled with transforming
I yearn to know Him as He truly is,
But the Bridegroom is veiled in mystery.
The purest joy found in His gentle
Engenders a glimpse of eternity.
In that pure place, we will be as He
Enrobed in His Love and feasting on
I will greet the King with a loyal kiss.
We will live in Love which none can
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18