The Beginning Abides in You
1John 2:23 Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. 24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
The beginning abides in you. Do not doubt and fear When the father of lies seeks your heart to hew With disappointed looks, the aren’t-you-ashamed sneer. What you heard from the beginning abides in you.
For in eternity past long before you knew There was a Judge who sat above the world’s sphere, He donned our humanity making one from us two.
Continue confessing, Christ who makes God’s love clear Though the world makes ugly what is beautiful and true. Abide in His love; his holiness draws near. What you heard from the beginning abides in you.
© Randy Edwards 2016 artwork: Gustav Dore, The Creation of Light #Christianity #roundel #1John