Let love heap




What measure do others use

when deciding how much to give me?

How do they know how much to pour—

to hold love back or let love heap.


Do I let love abundantly spill

or scrape the excess and hoard.

Do I generously give from the till—

or remeasure, lest they get more.


The truth can fully hurt

and an empty lap can weep—

when the measure given away

is exactly, what comes back to me.


by Patty Perkins


Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measures, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”*

*The One Year Bible, March 24, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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