The Fullness of Your Love

Apr 13, 2017, 03:02 PM, Kernersville, NC, United States

You knew it then; you knew love's way, When you broke the bread and poured the wine The fullness of your love, you showed today.

And kneeling as a scullion that you may Wash our feet with tear-stained brine? You knew it then; you knew love's way.

Bought with thirty pieces of silver to betray, Yet you shared the table, with him dined The fullness of your love, you showed today.

To Gethsemane you took us to watch and pray That we might encourage, help, hold the line, You knew it then; you knew love's way.

And you cried out, “Father, take this cup away! But even so, your will, not mine.” The fullness of your love, you showed today.

Then catching my eye at dawn’s first ray, I weep with horror, to see the sign; You knew it then; you loved anyway. The fullness of your love, you show today.

© Randy Edwards 2017. artwork: A an etching by Jan Luyken from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations housed at Belgrave Hall, Leicester, England (The Kevin Victor Freestone Bequest). Photo by Philip De Vere. #poetry #villanelle #christianity #holyweek #maundythursday #ashestoeternity