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Everlasting Valentine

 

Everlasting Valentine

 

Joan Clifton Costner

 

 

I remember when my heart was all a flutter

With dreams of love on every Valentine’s Day,

All the anxious moments - all the waiting;

To see and go, by what the daises say.

 

I’ve lived awhile and found a few good answers.

And ‘love’ is truly different for me now;

I know its not a ‘feeling’ I encounter -

It’s a decision made to keep a vow.

 

The world would say when you lose certain feelings,

It’s time to move on - seek some newer thrill;

But its easy to prove my conviction,

The Greatest Lover testifies of ‘will’.

 

My Everlasting Valentine decided

To love and win my heart and save my soul;

But, I was unaware of His conviction -

Made no attempt to validate His goal.

 

Still, He persistently continued loving,

Until it led Him up a rugged hill -

‘Feelings’ put aside - He kept His purpose,

And died that awful death to pay my bill.

 

I know that if I asked the Lord, He’d tell me

"Love’s a thing that you decide to do.

You walk in with both your eyes wide open,

And give you life, - you love them more than you."

 

That’s what He did, Friend, even with tears brimming -

He loved us more than even His own life,

He faced God all alone with our sins showing...

He paid our awful debt for sin and strife.

 

It was an act of daring consequences,

Complete surrender - all His heart He filled

He saved a world...He published Love’s Sweet Story -

By His unselfish act...of His own will!

 

Joan Clifton Costner

 

Please Visit Joan's Sites

http://underhiswings0.tripod.com
http://www.heavenlypoetry.com

 

 

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