Greater than Our Hearts

Jun 03, 2016, 03:43 PM

Based on 1John 3:19-20 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

In this world's repeating ruin, the eye Of evil (envy's hateful gaze) falls Upon our brother whose blessings we spy As resentment rises like prison walls. And thus imprisoned we ask, "Where's the love We had when we just didn't talk the talk, But forbore, forgave, joyfully lived out of Each morning's new mercy, walking the walk?" What shall we do with our weak flailing affection When our own hearts condemn, ruthlessly mock Can assurance be ours, from death, resurrection? Can truth become pleasure, salvation unlock? Yea, greater than our hearts Beloved, is he Who answers faith with love, abides, sets us free.

© Randy Edwards artwork: Gustav Dore #Christianity #Sonnet #1John