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