My child, I am your prince of peace, mighty God and everlasting Father. I am your great redeemer, the lover of your soul. All you need. Child of my heart, come here a while and listen. Be still and know me. Lean close and hear my words. Listen. This is my love song over you. You are lily of the valley, the bright morning star and the hope for my world. You are light in the dark. Salt in a tasteless world. A sweet fragrance, bringing glory to me through all you do. One look at you and my heart skips. I am undone in your presence my love. When you are here with me, my heart bursts. My bride, whom I have ransomed. My faithful one, whom I have called. I have given you a new name. You are righteous, holy, redeemed. I have clothed you with kindness. Compassion and gentleness surround you. In humility, you sought me and you found me. You patiently pursued me and discovered the joy of knowing me. I sing songs of love over you. Listen and hear my love for you. Look and see how I adore you. Be still and know me.
You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.Matthew 5:13-14
In what way do you want me to be salt and light?
Let me love others as you have loved me.
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