The Face of Love

by Kathryn Sadakierski

I try to be strong,
To be like You,
To let shine in me
The luminous love of Christ,
The balm of kindness
That soothes my every excruciating pain,
Quieting the ever-present whisper of an ache
Hollowing my heart,
But I can only lean
On Your strength, Lord,
Listen to what You teach
Instead of trying to find
All the answers myself.

I keep searching within,
But You point my gaze
Back to Your eternally loving face.

When You work in me,
I am not irreparable,
I am redeemed,
And in the unquestionable, irrepressible
Magnitude of your joy,
I am free.

Kathryn Sadakierski is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, and literary journals around the world, including DoveTalesEdge of Faith, enLIVEN DevotionalsRefresh Bible Study Magazine, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and HealingTeachers of Vision, and elsewhere. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. and M.S. from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Kathryn is passionate about sharing her love of God through her words, with the goal of making a positive difference by instilling hope in others.

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