• Joni

Love Knows


I didn't KNOW what I didn't KNOW~

so how was I supposed to KNOW

that what I needed to KNOW

was that I didn't KNOW HIM?

I thought I KNEW HIM

because HE IS GOD.

That was easy.

As don't we all say HIS NAME

whether we really KNOW HIM or not?

I KNEW

GOD was at church & GOD was HOLY

&

GOD was watching me.

And that is where I stopped really KNOWING HIM.

If GOD is so HOLY & if GOD is watching me

& I am not so HOLY

then maybe if I

pretend HE isn't there

then HE won't see me

and judge me

as someone who isn't

HOLY.

Well we KNOW how that story ends up

as it started in the garden

when the GOD who SEES

SAW them

HIDING in SHAME~

"But the LORD GOD called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)

Oh GOD KNEW

because

GOD SAW

&

they KNEW that GOD SAW

or they would have never tried to hide from HIM~

but maybe they were just hiding from themselves

as the shame was too great.

Oh I KNOW that HIDING game

as

I KNEW GOD SAW me

& HE KNEW I wasn't so HOLY

&

I KNEW I could never be HOLY enough for HIM to look at me~

so was I

HIDING from GOD or was I HIDING from myself

in my own shame

by pretending HE wasn't there?

But oh GOD never gives up

as HE LOVES playing HIDE & SEEK

seeking out what is HIS~

me & you & everyone else.

For GOD so LOVES

and that is what LOVE does.

LOVE KNOWS

we are not HOLY enough.

LOVE KNOWS

that we will never feel HOLY enough to be in the presence of a HOLY GOD.

Even though LOVE KNOWS it all,

you KNOW what LOVE DOES~

"For the SON OF MAN came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10)

Just like HIS FATHER who SAW them hiding in the garden

yet still spoke to them in the midst of their shame

providing them the answer

so that we never have to hide in shame

because

FORGIVENESS was birthed in the Garden~

as THE PROMISE was made

that

JESUS would be birthed

to

right all wrongs

so that no one has to hide anymore

or try to be HOLY enough

for the

GOD who KNOWS

everything about us

from our fingers to our toes

yet still

LOVES like no other

and just wants everyone to KNOW HIM.

To KNOW~

To be in relationship.

To experience the fullness of the relationship.

To KNOW that in this relationship

"Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in HIM as personal LORD and SAVIOR]" (Romans 8:1 AMP).

So is HIDE & SEEK a child's game

or is it the tender touch of a GOD who so LOVES

that HE wants everyone to KNOW HIM~

the lost

the broken

the shamed

the shackled

the _______.

Oh HIS AMAZING GRACE that KNOWS us down to the core

& just wants us to KNOW HIM down to our core~

because this I KNOW & I will never ever ever Un~KNOW

that

"YOU LOVE ME ANYWAY" (listen to the song below)


7 views

© 2016 by Joni Jones. Proudly created with Wix.com

Be Waitless LLC