Climbing Rainbows

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Let Me Love

The Holy Spirit has been helping me let go of the fear of rejection over the past couple of months. This poem is a prayer for the ability to continue to grow in this.

Let Me Love

Lord, let me love with pure abandon,
To touch the man who needs my aid
Ignoring scorn from Pharisees
Who shackle me with fear today;

Lord, let me love with fervent heart,
To reach when customs hold me down,
To snap the ropes of past rejection
Which I’ve allowed to keep me bound;

Lord, let me love with childlike faith,
To run to any need I find,
To step with mercy as my guide
Forgetting all I leave behind…

6 Comments:

Blogger sarah said...

Ben,

I was thinking about this today - don't let rejection stop you. You have been freely given to, freely give.

I was asking God about the pain we feel when we do this, and the Lord spoke to me, "I did this for you, I understand."

Draw on Him, He is love, and His love does not fail.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Grace said...

That's a really beautiful poem . . . I want that in my life as well. And I agree with all Sarah had to say, too. =D Your family has been in my prayers.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Brianna C. said...

This one is really good... you already know a lot of my thoughts on this topic. Really like the last stanza, especially the last line, "Forgetting all I leave behind..."

7:13 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

"I was asking God about the pain we feel when we do this, and the Lord spoke to me, 'I did this for you, I understand.'"

That is incredible... Thank you, Sarah. No, His love doesn't fail - and it's the comfort that we have in His love that gives us the ability to keep loving even after rejection.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

"Your family has been in my prayers."

Thanks, Grace. Knowing how much everyone cares has been very encouraging.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Graber said...

This one is really good... you already know a lot of my thoughts on this topic. Really like the last stanza, especially the last line, "Forgetting all I leave behind..."

I'm glad you liked this one, Brianna. I was thinking of that song you brought up when I wrote this one... :-)

8:28 AM  

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