Love Soars

"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified…Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (1)

He Lifts Us to Himself

The Son of God, with arms outstretched,
Invites all souls to hear His call.
He won't discern beloved or wretched;
With open arms, He welcomes all.

He draws them to Himself in love,
And fills them with humility.
In His embrace, they rise above
All of their faults, by His mercy.

Nothing, nothing, nothing but love!
When all is still, He lifts them high:
Higher, higher, higher above --
All spirits soar on Spirit's sigh!

O Breath of God! O Love Divine!
You re-create the human soul:
Though we are broken by design,
In Your pure love, we are made whole!

O Lord help me: to hear Your call;
To trust Your touch -- Your healing hold;
Without constraint, to offer all --
Your love is strong, daring, and bold!

(c) Paul Buis, 2002

1.Romans 8:26-30,35,38-39