Love Looks Beyond
February 1, 2003
by Ruth Bell Graham
You look at me and see my flaws;
I look at you and see flaws, too.
Those who love know love deserves
a second glance; each failure serves
another chance. Love looks to see,
beyond the scars and flaws, the cause;
and scars become an honorable badge
of battles fought and won—or lost—
but fought! The product, not the cost,
is what love sought.
God help us see beyond the now
to the before, and note with tenderness
what lies between—and love the more!