Friday, November 21, 2008


Lord, God, if I walk in fear,
I'm not walking in your love.
Perfect love casts out all fear;
Readies me for life above.

If your Spirit's changing me,
Making me all clean and pure,
In the judgment I'll go free.
Of this I can be quite sure.

Judgment day now holds no dread
Since I have been justified.
After I am lying dead,
With Christ I'll be glorified.

There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.
--1 John 4:18 HCSB

Poem and photo ©2008 James L. Swindle

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