Many years ago, our cell group leader at that time handed out this poem to us. This has been a ”life-line” for many ”singles” and has contributed to my life in more ways than one.
Up until this day, I have still not been able to track down the author of this poem. I guess that was the point. Please note that the original title is also unknown.
”May the eternal author, Our Lord, have the glory for this one! And if the author ever makes his/her identity known, and stumbles across this blog – ”Know that I will forever be grateful! Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!! The Lord recited the the highlighted verse to me before I met my husband, I could have missed him! Bless you!”
This Perfect Love
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone else,
to have a deep soul relationship with another –
to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But God to the Christian, says, no, not until you are satisfied,
fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone –
content with giving yourself unreservedly and totally to Me,
content with having an intensely personal relationship with Me alone,
and discovering that your satisfaction is to be found only in Me.
Then you will be capable of the perfect human relationship I planned for you.
You will never be united with another until you are fully untied with Me,
exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any desires and longings.
I want you to stop planning, stop wishing,
and allow me to give you the most thrilling plan existing,
one that you cannot even begin to imagine.
I want you to have the best, please allow Me to bring it to you.
Just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things –
keep listening and learning the things I tell you.
Just wait-that’s all!
Don’t be anxious. Don’t worry!
Don’t look around at the things others have,
Don’t look at the things you think you want –
Just keep looking away, up to me, or you’ll miss what I want to show you.
And then, when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love
far more wonderful than you will ever dream of.
You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for is ready
(and I am working even at this moment to have you both ready),
until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have prepared for you,
neither of you will be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me
and this is perfect love.
I want you to experience this wonderful, unconditional love,
I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me
and to enjoy in the flesh the everlasting union of beauty,
perfection and love that I am preparing for you.
Know that I love you utterly.