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Sometimes Love Says No

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How can words express the gratitude I owe you, Lord?

Words can’t tell all the tings You have done for me.

You have loved me with an unusual love.

No one else sought me out when I was their enemy,

Just to tell me they loved me.

No one else walked the dark allies to find me,

When I was no more than a stranger.

No one else built a room for me in their mansion,

When I was but an alien.

No one but You.

I said, “Yes” to Your great love,

But I found that sometimes Your love says, “No.”

When I want to walk away in shame because of my sin,

Your love says, “No…I won’t let you walk away.”

When I am tempted to go the wrong way,

Your love says, “No” and You pull me back to Your side.

When my anger has wounded and separated others from me,

Your love says, “No…that’s not the last word in the matter,

The last words I uttered from a cross,

Put an end to all the separation sin has ever caused.”

Jesus…how great is Your love toward us.

I’m glad Your love sometimes says, “No.”

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