Have you ever sipped from the
Chalice of unrequited love?
If so, then how bitter and unfulfilling you
Will certainly perceive it to be.
Unrequited love declared
The lyricist is a bore,
In a jazzy musical score.
But that to my reasoning is merely
An unwanted chore,
For does it not always leave you
Looking for much more?
A gifted vocalist of our
Own musical age,
Declared in a verse that unrequited
Love left him feeling pretty bad.
So for him and all grieving
Aficionados I say: how sad!
Again if first love is last love
Then last love must be eternal love?
Or as a French librettist declared:
The joys of love are but a moment long,
the pain of love endures a whole life long.
Yet does not the Holy Bible truly blazon:
“For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son.”
Now that to me is love from
The gates of Heaven,
Never unrequited, and never
To be forgotten.
For the hand of God gives,
And the magisterial hand of God truly takes!
Remember, God’s lasting love to
Each of us is never wasted,
Rather it arrives as a lasting legacy
That can never be closed.
Sadly I once knew a man who in an
Unguarded moment of candour,
Informed me that the two celebrated
Loves of his life knew nothing of his ardour,
And that somewhere hidden in a region
Of his bruised heart,
Away from all prying eyes would dwell
Forever his promised love that none would ever visit or forever depart.
Remember: all pain however unbearable,
Eventually becomes just acceptable!
Yet God’s all-consuming love
When it arrives from above,
Comes without compromise
Or with any hidden surprise.
In God’s love, we can forever rest
In safety and shelter,
In His grasp, we will find no
Sadness, pain, or fear,
And for that profound blessing
I give a grateful cheer!
I suspect that John 3:16 must be the
Most famous and quoted passage of
The New Testament.
And why not. Its lasting message is as
Relevant today as when the youngest
Disciple was inspired to write it.
But love, when it arrives, comes in many
Tetra pack sizes, this is just one of those sizes.
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