Of A Lifetime – This One Great Gift


I close my eyes to write in my head
and I see you.



Then given.
Presented to me;


To have and to hold
in all the ways of having and holding.
To love and be loved
in all the ways of loving and being.
To share the hard stuff – relational stuff –
like patience and kindness,
endurance and longsuffering,
the Battle of Human Failings,
the monotonous work of the ordinary,
the grinding load of day-to-day servitude,
joy and heartbreak,
often mere survival,
yet ordained to survive
because there is only one He gives.
He allows no other while life endures.
And He never leaves nor forsakes,
but comforts and soothes.
Freely gives His grace.
His companionship.
His forgiveness and mercy.
His unconditional blessing.
For us, together.

Yes, I close my eyes to write in my head,
and I see you.
I see the Love that was,
that is,
and that is to come,
and I know that I’m greatly blessed.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ronald long
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 10:07:45

    Yes you are greatly blessed and loved and that is obvious in your work, writing and heart……..ron  



  2. Carol Ann Hoel
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 20:34:03

    Great poetry for our Savior. Happy Valentine’s Day, Len…


    • Gloryteller
      Feb 15, 2014 @ 10:58:07

      Same to you, Carol Ann!
      I’m so glad you got that – “for the Savior”.
      Also, for a significant other.
      Also that the celebration of Love should take place every single day and not be limited to just one.
      Blessings to you and yours.

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