Tenderly

November 4, 2010 Donna New

At that time you will ask (pray) in My Name; and I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf [for it will be unnecessary]. For the Father himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father. john 16:26, 27

In Song of Solomon, a symbolic love story with many levels, God says to His Son “Arise, My Love” and there’s an Easter song written about it…

Arise, My love.
Arise, My love.
The grave no longer
has a hold on you
No more death’s sting
No more suffering
Arise…Arise…my love

God sees Jesus tenderly. He watched Him on the cross, he watched Him in the grave and He told His Son, Arise My Love. That tender love brought Jesus from the grip of death to shining life!

God sees us tenderly too because we believe in His Son. I never understood this until I was about 30 years old. I knew He loved me but I guess understanding his great love is a progessive kind of thing. Because I began to want to love Him back with all my heart. I even felt like that was THE calling on my life was to love him. He and I were going to be confidants and closest of friends.

Ive lost that warmth. I’ve lost the remembrance of His tenderness. I really want it back. I want the calling on my life be to love Him.Those were simple days. Everything I did was flavored with loving Him only in response to how He first tenderly loved me.

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  • 1. Sarah  |  November 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I have found that during the darkest times of my love for Him has increased. When I have come thru a trial I have been able to see His promises fullfilled. I am praying that your love and passion for Him will increase.

    • 2. purplefacedpansy  |  November 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I really appreciate the prayer. I’m going through some minor trials now and maybe that’s why my desire for those days of His nearness to me is coming back. Interesting.


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