PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS

Love covers a multitude of sins

And although we’re all imperfect indeed;

When grace is extended coupled with love

We should be merciful in our deeds.

When we’re content and we’re in love

We overlook pettiness,

As we understand we all have foibles

Although we do our best.

When we can smile at imperfections

And laugh at whimsical things,

There’s a freedom and a joy that’s released

With much kindness that it brings.

Although we address sinful ways

When they’re blatantly in our face,

We’re reminded of God’s grace towards us

And with loving correction those embrace.

A loving rebuke is better

More special that love concealed,

As it presents necessary correction

And where good instruction is revealed.

And we shouldn’t point the finger

But instead for the situation pray,

That God’s Spirit brings conviction

So they’re set free and free remain.

When wisdom’s expressed instead of anger

Then miracles occur indeed,

When God’s Spirit ministers to the heart

As He plants the righteous seed.

Although there’s righteous anger

It should never be confused,

To express our desires in unwholesome ways

And be used as an excuse.

We’re all imperfect in many ways

But God creates a clean heart,

When we’re reconciled to Him through Christ

And when we’re truly set apart.

He loves us despite imperfections

But desires we seek His ways;

To be sanctified and made mature

And to worship Him in praise.

Despite our imperfections

When we’re transformed by His might,

And when our soul coincides with His Spirt

We being to walk in the light.

We’re to be presented as spotless

To the Heavenly Father above,

As a precious bride awaiting her husband

With an overwhelmingly pure love.

(C) P.B. 2019

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love covers a multitude of sins.'” 1 Peter 4:8

“Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.” Proverbs 27:5

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

“First remove the plank from your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5

“that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle…but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27

“For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2