Relationships are special

When the core elements are there,

It’s when love, respect and honour

Are combined with tender care.

Their trademark is servanthood

When kindness is released,

Along with faithfulness and long suffering

With an abundance of joy and peace.

They see the need in others

And are prepared to sacrifice,

With a smile upon their heart

And a soul filled with delight.

It may sound idealistic

Of what a relationship should be,

But when it possesses those character traits

True fulfilment will be seen.

It’s unfortunate that these relationships

May not actually exist,

When self-centredness and greed

Are foremost on the list.

When jealousy abounds

It will cause a separation;

An invisible wall

With many hesitations.

There are disappointments and frustrations

In many relationships,

It’s when disrespect and unwholesome words

Will flow from the lips.

Because love is an action;

Not some romantic fantasy,

It is long-suffering and it is kind

Where true faithfulness we see.

There is one relationship

That cannot be surpassed,

It’s when Jesus becomes our Lord and Savior

To sanctify and to set apart.

This relationship will never disappoint

Because the Holy Spirit’s love and care,

Will embrace us and make us grow;

It is precious and it’s rare.

It’s the most fulfilling of them all

Because the warmth inside our soul,

Will not compare to any other

As it seals that empty hole.

When we truly walk by faith

And trust God wholeheartedly,

Our hope is everlasting

With spiritual riches we do see.

It reconciles us to the Father

As it redeems us and it heals;

This relationship is sacred

Where the Father’s mercy is revealed.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord.  Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; thought they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  Isaiah 1:18

“For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.”  Isaiah 54:5

“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”  Psalm 45:1

“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”  Isaiah 54:10

“Incline your ear, and come to Me.  Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you – The sure mercies of David.”  Isaiah 55:3

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”  Isaiah 55:6

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.  And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  Proverbs 17:17

“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”  Proverbs 27:17

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Galatians 5:22

“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12

“Sanctify them by Your truth.  Your word is truth.”  John 17:17

“I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”  John 17:23