Pause for Poetry — Just As We Are

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Just As We Are

by Frances Gregory Pasch

I’ll love you if you’re pretty

I’ll love you if you’re thin

I’ll love you if you’re witty

I’ll love you if you win.

I’ll love you if you’re rich

I’ll love you if you’re smart

I’ll love you if you love me back

Then I’ll give you my heart.

But that’s not how God loves us

He loves us as we are

It doesn’t matter what we’ve done

Or if we’ve strayed afar.

For when He sent His Son to earth

He showed us how He cared…

By Jesus dying in our place

Not one soul need be spared.

Salvation is a precious gift

And best of all it’s free.

It’s ours if we will just believe…

It’s up to you and me.

© Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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