The Width of His Love {Five Minute Friday: Wide}

This is love: not that we loved God,

 but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10

He is my morning meditation.
This man. This God.
He is my life and breath as I gather my thoughts and energy for the day.
Limited stretching to grasp limitlessness.
My hand reaches, stretching out, fingers extended.
I am seeking to grasp the unseen.
Yet He is with me.
He promises.
I wonder about this Son of Man.
How His love is to be grasped.
That there is hope and power to grasp this unfathomable love.
That though it is wide and long and high and deep.
Though it seem insurmountable.
It still is so completely able to bend it’s knee and grasp my hand.
That together with all of His children, His holy people,
It is possible to know His Holy embrace.

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

13 thoughts on “The Width of His Love {Five Minute Friday: Wide}

  1. Hi Dawn: This is my first Five Minute Friday! I'm amazed at how similar our thoughts were on the word Wide: we both went immediately to the Wideness of Jesus love. You are a beautiful poet. I'm sure the Narragansett shoreline helps to inspire you to write like that. I'm originally from CT, so I know where you live. Have a blessed day! Sharon


  2. You wrote this?!! I am in tears reading it my friend. It says so much and creates such an amazing picture. Would you allow me to post it on my blog? I will of course include the link back to you and this delicious site.


  3. He descubierto tu blog y me ha gustado mucho su contenido, ya soy seguidora tuya. Si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog y si es de tu agrado me gustaria tenerte como seguidora en mi blog y asi seguir en contacto.Un saludo muy cariñoso.Manoli


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