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I Forgot


Photo Credit: Ahmet Sali

(By Rachel Holmes)


I forgot that I was loved

And rose up in indignation.

It wasn't fire from above

Just haughty toleration.


I forgot that I was loved.

That subtle speck I judged

Because I'm a cut above

A plank that just won't budge.


I forgot that I was loved

And didn't know my craving

To know Someone approved

To know I'm worth saving.


Forgive me, Lord, for this and

all the pride that I'd been feeding.

It wasn't shame that I was missing,

It was You that I was needing.


Draw me nearer to Your flame

That will warm my weary heart.

I know You'll melt the blame

That drove me from the start.


So remind me of the grace

Long and deep and wide and see

It fill this barren space

With who is really me —


Chosen, freed, redeemed, and loved,

Needing always to hear Your voice.

Full of You, and grace thereof

Grace, my blood-bought choice.


I get and then I give

So full and yes, so free.

The hope to joyful live,

The grace that pardoned me.


It's this I give to you,

My imperfect lovely friend.

My plank is gone, your speck is fine

Because He loved me to the end.


Rachel Holmes can be found

On instagram: @fullofgoodthings

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On her blog: Full of Good Things