Humanity’s curse

 

 

Above the frost on which we stand

 

Trying not to fall

 

Living in shameful humanity

 

Straining our ears for a call

 

 

 

We know we should run for all we’re worth

 

Run from the train wreck of our own sin

 

Somehow we keep on returning

 

Calling His name with faithless mirth

 

 

 

Time by time we say His name

 

Irreverence replacing our honesty

 

He blocks His ears in pure disgust

 

How often we do exactly the same

 

 

 

Some day we’ll see our grave mistake

 

How we brought down our own ruin

 

Upon the heads of the innocent

 

And all that trash was ours to take

 

 

 

Unmistakable attraction lies

 

In between the feathers of Satan’s wings

 

Embracing evil as God Himself tries

 

To tell us we’re fighting for empty things

 

 

 

Searching for love in the farthest corners

 

Anything but the love that counts

 

Our flesh greasing up the walls of life

 

Step by step, we make our rounds

 

Jab by jab, bit in the foot

 

With Lucifer’s hounds

 

 

 

And Eden’s innocence has long taken flight

 

The olive branch in the beak of the dove

 

Brought to Noah in his search for rest

 

Is crushed beneath humanity’s plight

 

 

 

And the longing that fills the hard man’s eyes

 

And the sunset’s soft light that fills the sky

 

And we reach for a star that can never be touched

 

And we try on our own, but we still need a crutch

 

 

 

Yet He mourns for us as we mourn for ourselves

 

Jesus cried of finished redemption

 

Arching His back in the sinner’s pain

 

Crying for us not to search anymore

 

Please – not to search in vain

 

 

 

In His crucifixion

 

Written on His face

 

Carved into His back with a cat of nine tails

 

Bored into His hands of inhuman love

 

 

 

Softly, words fall from His beautiful wounds

 

Faintly, but clearly, He whispers our name

 

Telling us, return to His arms

 

Telling us to come back home

 

 

 

I love you”

 

I love you”

 

I love you”

 

I love you”

 

I love you forever

 

You’re mine.”


Emilino

Picture courtesy mountainsoftravelphotos.com.

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7 responses to “Humanity’s curse

  1. Beautiful and powerful write. I tend to see Jesus more as patient though, not frustrated, disappointed or disgusted in us. He knows we have the potential within us, and he patiently waits for us to discover it and turn it into potency. To think of Him this way gives me more patience with others in this world who let petty little things upset them. I simply think, “They’ll eventually get it. They just need more time.”

    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

    • I was thinking of specific passages as I wrote that, such as Ezekiel 16, in which God is disgusted with how we committed adultery against Him, to whom we made our vows — and He gives us over to our enemies because we ignored his pleas to return. But when we sought His forgiveness, with sincerity, he was faithful to forgive us.
      Although it does take an awful lot of hard-heartedness, on our part, for God to turn His face away in disgust.
      If we mean it, God will forgive us. If we don’t, if we just sort of act like it because we want to go to heaven or something, He is DISGUSTED with us.
      Thank you for your input! 🙂

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