Passionate Love


Intentional extravagant love, came
From our LORD above, protector of
My soul, died that I might be whole,
Gave himself unconditionally on the

Altar of the blood poured
Down, no stopping it now, so he took
His last breath, that we could find rest
And redemption from the fallenness of

Sin, "It is finished" he cried, and can't be
Denied, as he pursued fallen man, it was
Always God's plan, restoring the lost, at
The greatest of costs, relentless, perfect,

Persistent, premeditated, passionate love.

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©  


John 3:16 -- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Psalm 103:11 -- For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
Zephaniah 3:17 -- The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Galatians 2:20 -- I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Jude 1:21 -- Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Romans 8:38-39 -- For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.