38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

They told her

That love must be earned

You had to woo and wait and play games

So that’s all she knew

And that’s all she did

 

She worked extra hard and bore it all

Love bears all things

Love endures

Love never fails

 

Then why did she feel suffocated 

And incompetent and

Very frustrated 

 

She knew she was missing a key ingredient

The one thing that would make it all make sense

 

Then one day, 

when she least expected it

She watched her brothers play 

Video games while she worked  and it hit 

Her: I love them anyway

 

Love is not something we work for

It is a gift, freely shared

Love is an action word

It is a choice we make, disregarding feelings 

Or circumstances and happenstances 

 

Now, if she, a stubborn human 

Can choose to love anyway,

Why then, does she find it difficult to understand

That nothing, absolutely nothing

Can separate us from God’s love?

Nana Agyeiwaa Nyameba

P. S. I am still on the Maverick train and this week, I’d like to share I Am Loved/There Is Nothing Better by Maverick City Music. It is almost never the first song on my playlist, but every time it comes on, I’m glad it is on my playlist. It does wonders for my heart and mind.

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