Abide in My Love

This past weekend we enjoyed the 2019 Enrich Conference here in Georgia. My family hosted it, and we had such a good time talking about writing with other Bible study writers. We will be posting pictures on our Lighthouse Facebook page, and for now, I’d like to share this short poem with you, one that I wrote when I was seventeen years old.

How would you describe what it means to abide in the love of Jesus? I did my best to answer that question in this poem. Let each phrase sink into your heart. I’d like to hear your thoughts about John 15:9 in the comments below. Abide in His love. Always.

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love” (John 15:9 NKJV).

Abide where it’s safe.

Abide where you’re forgiven.

Abide where you can grow.

Abide with the One who loves you the best.

Abide where you’re valued.

Abide where you’re accepted.

Abide where you’re hugged.

Abide where peace dwells.

Abide where joy thrives.

Abide where hope flourishes.

Jesus says, “Abide in My love.”

--Katy Kauffman
February 26, 2000


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Comments (4)

  • anon

    Wow!  Amen!

    Oct 22, 2019
  • anon

    Thanks for stopping by, J.D.!

    Oct 22, 2019
  • anon

    Katy, your poem is beautiful and includes many aspects of our walk with Jesus. I think of abiding in Him as being enveloped in His unconditional love as we keep our eyes and ears tuned to Him and walk in obedience. 

    Oct 22, 2019
  • anon

    That's so pretty what you said. "Enveloped in His unconditional love." Thank you for your comment, Jeannie!

    Oct 22, 2019

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