“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.
“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.” John 3:16-21
God So Loved
Of course it didn't start with me
child though I could not help myself
loving you came from my very core
implanted by the Creator's breath.
We did not fashion love alone
although we might think ourselves
ignorant Columbuses on new oceans
discovering what is ancient and divine.
From the very beginning before we understood
love ached and overflowed every barrier
swelling all the famished lands and people
making new again the whole creation.
We walk a world we barely know
and yet we are intimately known
despite our foolishness and creulty
God so loved the world for us.
Hanging moon and stars was no feat for love
divine desire created beauty beyond imagining
despite our need to destroy and conquer
love broke through our bitter darkness.