The Sacrifice of Love
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Is freedom mine to offer you.
The love within my heart?
Or has it long since been declared
of a greater love just part?
Indeed my life is not mine own
but given to the King
The one I serve and worship true
The one for whom I sing.
And if I had not, all those years,
cleaved my life in role as groom.
Could now I let my feelings grow?
this love to come to bloom?
Perhaps the music in my heart
the words that leave my lips
In part no matter how I tried
that greater love eclipse
I would not want for this to be
To limit in any way
our adoration for the Lord
or from our paths to stray.
And what of you oh gentle one?
What of your faith and need?
Would not for me to free my love
Simply be just greed?
The precious King of whom I serve
For whom my heart is true
Does not His Kingship serve as well
to cover also you?
So yes I’ll yield my heart’s desire
Unto my savior’s will
Obedient I will remain
And in loyalty be still.
I have no doubt in heart or mind
That you will find your place
albeit in another’s arms
Such is the Father’s grace.
Yet in my sadness I find joy
For our King is Father too
And I know His love has perfect plan
Both for me and yes for you.
© Kevin A. Deane – 12/01/2011
Sometimes in life the plans that we freely and willingly make shape our lives from that moment on. Further down the road the implications of these actions or plans or decisions, (especially when they have gone so tragically wrong), are made better known to us.
Often times this is accompanied with some sadness and yet in Christ we have joy.