Redeeming Love

She’s thrown down Shameful and scarred. Pieced together with affections Affections that died long ago She remains shallow And the mystery of her purity Lies open and naked on the street. Where once stood dignity Now lies defeat Where once was a quiet blossom Their lies a fallen rose
Fallen into sin Awakened by guilt Will hope and forgiveness Find their way into her heart? He lifts her chin She can not meet His gaze He asks her, “Who condemns you?” There is no one Not a soul She has found redemption A clean and healed heart Her sins are forgiven She's given a fresh start.
I wrote this during my freshman year of college. I love the story in John 8:1-11. If you haven't read it and this doesn't make sense -- go read the passage. It's a short but amazing picture of God's redeeming love.


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