Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jesus, My Lover

My Lover, you are lovely
Your love, better than wine
You’re radiant and ruddy
Jesus, you are mine

So pleasing are your oils
The fragrance to my smell
Your love is without spoil
For gold, I would not sell

Your love, as strong as death
Its flashes made of fire
With precious stones, your arms are set
It’s you whom I desire

Like lilies are your lips
With liquid myrrh they flow
How wonderful it is
The love for me you show

Like doves beside a stream
So are your eyes, my Lord
Bathed in milk, they seem
By me, you are adored

You’re like a Garden Fountain
And up within Mount Zion
My home lies on that Mountain
With you, O Conquering Lion

You’re like an apple tree
That stands so straight and tall
Your fruit, so very sweet
The best kind of them all

Many waters cannot
Quench your awesome love
There is such a lot
That I can’t get enough

My Lover, you are handsome
Outstanding in a crowd
By you, my soul was ransomed
You ascended in a cloud

It seems I’ve loved you for
As long as I’ve been freed
But you will love me more
For all eternity

-- C.V., girl, age 14  

Adapted from the Song of Solomon.

More of our children's poems: 
Reward of the Overcomer
Mirror of Christ

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  The "Lily of the Valley" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.  Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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