Welcome

Welcome back

Isn’t it good to be awake

After so long in the dark

 

Now you can speak

Now you can hear

Now you can see

 

You’re alive now

 

Now there is color

Now there is light

Now you’re okay

 

Good thing

You didn’t give up

 

I know

You hated your life

I know

You wanted an end

But I told you

Hold on

Take my hand

Life is better

When you’re here with Me

 

Welcome

to

life

 

Welcome

to my love

I love you

 

Now you can feel it

My love in your breath

My love on your skin

My love in your veins

My love is

holding you together

 

Life is worth it

Life is worth it

Life is worth Me

I gave you life

I wouldn’t

give you life

that wasn’t worth

the hardships

 

I love you

I love you

Welcome to life

Welcome to love

I love you

Welcome to Me

Welcome

home.

 

~Emilino

Won’t You come

When the demons dance

And scream and taunt

In the shadow’s growing stance

You’re all I want

 

When they spit in my face

They want me to run

Catch me in the open space

For all I’ve done

 

What can I do but close my eyes

Pray that You’ll come save me

I have to trust I’ll see You soon

Fold my hands and pray

 

Pray You’ll see me

Pray You’ll hear me

Pray You’ll find me

Pray You’ll save me

 

Come and get me

Lift me up, God, my God

They laugh at me

They’ll run when they see God

 

Take me away with You

Take me to Your kingdom

Lay me down and calm me

Lay me down before You

 

I’m raking the ground to find You

Yelling to the sky

In search of You

I give my tears up when I cry

 

I need You

I need You

I need You now

I need You to save me

 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I’m right here

My Lord, my Lord, my Lord

Won’t You come

 

Won’t You be my shelter

Won’t You come

 

~Emilino

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onedayatatimebroward.blogspot.com

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Beauty

In my darkness, I saw You. Standing right before me, exposed in almost too much glory for me to handle. Hanging on that cross. How does that even make sense? To me, it doesn’t. I’m not even capable of that much love. And when I saw that, knew who You were, what You’d done, how much You love my crappy human soul, I could hardly bear it. I cried and cried and cried, because You were so beautiful and I wasn’t and I’d never even had a clue until then. I’d wasted all these years.

And that vision of You on that ugly, dirty cross was so very forcefully, savagely, unnervingly beautiful that I felt like my entire soul was just melting before You. Your love, Your love, Your love, Your divine love that asked for my heart and wanted to swallow me whole, so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful – there aren’t any words to fit it in. I keep searching through my mind, trying to come up with some word that can even begin to describe the depth of Your beauty, but I can’t find any. All those sunrises, human romance, music I thought were so beautiful – they’re like corpses in comparison to You.

And I want to just throw myself into You, throw myself on the ground before You, oh Jesus, Jesus, anything, anything; I could DIE before You and be happy. It’s all I ever want to do, just see more and more and more of You, and You never get old, You’re so amazing, so breathtaking, so beautiful, and my heart flutters like a butterfly every time I think of You. I could say it’s like a romance, but that doesn’t do it justice. Every romance has its drawbacks. But Yours? Your romance has none. Your romance is nothing but good.

I don’t see how anyone lives without You. I did, for a while, but I wasn’t really living. I was just surviving. I had no joy, no love. I was dead, gone, exhausted, afflicted, destitute, despairing, and I had no hope. Because You’re hope, I realize that now. You’re hope. You’re love. You’re mercy. You’re good. You’re everything that’s ever been good.

So to the world, what can I say?

You guys are living in destruction.

Beauty is just waiting for you with open arms, to take you in and hold you tight and never let you go.

His name is Jesus, God, Lord, Yahweh, Messiah, Father, Dad, Daddy —

Love.

 

Emilino

Pictures courtesy firstcovers.com and lighterblonde.deviantart.com.

The raveled depths

What it is, exactly, I don’t know

I love You so much, from the bottom of my heart

The raveled depths of my being cascading,

beginning to flow,

Coming undone in your presence

I was always Yours, right from the start

 

My miniscule being has come

into Your presence, the One who makes all

My depth was enslaved and lonesome

I longed, I hoped, for something

to break my fall

 

But back then, back there

However long I waited

Nothing came

to break my fall

 

I tried to love things that didn’t love back

Thanks be to You, they did not align

I tried to find white, but instead found black

I couldn’t decipher

the colors entwined

 

My enemies same as my friends

A fog overcoming my soul

To my life, to their life, to too common trends

My back, from the fog, from the black,

out of proportion bends

 

Against circumstance, against, perhaps,

all reason

I needed to call, so I called

For someone, somewhere, out there

anywhere

Doubting, wanting, missing, failing my season

Hoping somebody out there could possibly spare

A moment to lend me a hand

 

From a land unknown to me

You came running on Holy feet

To sweep me up in Holy arms,

Allowing me to see

 

Forever, now, I’ll always know —

Traveling the footsteps of

my Father —

Through the sunlight and the snow —

I love you.

 

Emilino

Pictures courtesy:

dreameranonymous.blogspot.com

iloveyoumagazine.blogspot.com

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

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