Dear Jesus

Even though you saw before you made us how we’d fail.
Even though you saw our sin.
You saw our mistrust.
Our suffering.

You chose us anyway.

You wanted companionship like we want companionship.
You wanted friends like we want friends.
You wanted love like we want love.

You chose us.

All that which we do so wrong,
You made right in one moment in time.

You chose.

All because You loved us first.


~ Heather Mertens



4 thoughts on “It All Comes Down To YOU, Jesus

    1. Thanks, Wendy. 🙂
      Your poetry inspires me to write poetry again. I’m still considering the over 100 poems I wrote over 20 years ago. That’s a big step!

      This one actually started out as a prayer in the midst of my pain this week. In the wee hours of the morning, as I whispered it to him, I felt at peace.

      I remembered it when I finally felt better and more awake. I started writing it. And as it unfolded I saw how each stanza led to the main theme line losing a word every time until the last “You”.
      I knew it was ALL Him since it came from prayer.
      It blessed me so!
      Hugs to you, Heather


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