His gaze was upon me while I was
roaming the valley of the dead
My tattered clothes, weary facial
expression, thirsty soul all opened to him
My skin covered with hideous spots --
a spotted Hyena would laugh at the
Jolts of pain coursed through me
My boil-covered soles grazed upon
the gravels in pain
The pus reeked of stench of death
and pain intertwined.
I was lost, tired, and hopeless.
Yet, He kept looking at me
Definitely out of my league
He appeared to be a prince, or king?
He walked up to me, and introduced
himself as the elder
His eyes were glistening
His texture of his hair was different
The whitest thing I had ever seen
He had on his head a mind-blowing
crown encrusted with stones
At each degree of the tilt of his head,
a different colour reflected
It was an array of gemstones --
Pigeon blood ruby, lapis lazuli, sapphire,
rose quartz, peridot, tourmaline etc
Oh boy, he is rich!
What a revelation of a man!
He told me he wanted me
He told me he loved me
Surely, he must be kidding. So I thought.
I was positive those eyes could actually see
No one would have proposed to someone
I wouldn't have proposed to someone like
A stinking and lost person I was.
Yet, his eyes carried the universe
It showed a depth I knew couldn't
His bronze skin reflected the stars in
Everything seemed to bow to him
Who are you, elder?
I had been neglected by people who
didn't measure up to a percent of the elder
People I could have sworn were perfect
If they were devil themselves,
I'd throw the long spoon in the ocean
This was too good to be true
There on his white horse he was seated,
waiting for an answer from me
I couldn't deny the love in his eyes
So, I agreed to date him
For he proposed to me-- a bent knee by
human standard gave way and was replaced
by his death on the cross
Oh, he paid the bride price!
The symbol of the engagement not a ring,
but eternal life imparted to my spirit.
A marriage not cut short by the limitation of
the human life, but one which endures for
Oh, my lover moved heaven and
earth to get to me
I have been made special from the outset
of the relationship.
I remember where you pulled me from,
And absolutely nothing can separate me
Thank you bread of life
I love you always.
Romans 5:8 NIV
8 But God demonstrates his own love
for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Just come as you are, the master loves