This was another piece I found while cleaning that I wrote years ago. be blessed. :)
Love rescued me
Startled, you stopped in your tracks, hearing a baby’s cry. The cry of abandonment, fear and rejection, of a baby that’s fighting to stay alive. You looked around you and to your right was an open, desolate field but as you drew nearer to it, the cry seemed further away. On your left was a garbage dump and as you drew closer, you were surprised to find that the cry came from nearby. Then, there you found me, in a pile of rubbish, crying out for a chance to live. I was lying in my own blood, unwashed and uncared for, the umbilical cord still uncut, my whole being emanated neglect. Only a few days old, yet no one had compassion on me or even cared for me. Millions of people passed by, yet no, not one stopped to even look at me. But you stopped.
You found me, your eyes filled with compassion you spoke to me tenderly but surely and said ‘Live!’ And so I did. Later, as time passed, I grew up into a woman, yet still living in filth. But you passed by again and you saw and recognized me through the layers of dirt, and saw beauty in me. You saw that I had come of age and was ready for marriage, and so you covered my nakedness with your cloak and made a covenant with me. You vowed to love me and cherish me, to never leave me and to always and forever be faithful to me.
Then you took me home and I became yours! There you bathed me and cleansed me from the blood and filth on my body and rubbed fragrant oils into my skin. You clothed me with finest, embroidered linen, put shoes on my feet and adorned me with expensive jewellery. You put a ring on my finger and a crown on my head. You fed me with the finest food and I drank from a golden cup. You made me very beautiful and I rose to become queen. You made the fame of my beauty spread among the nations like a sweet smelling aroma. The nations came to see me because of the splendour you gave me; you perfected my beauty. You loved me right from the dumpster to the palace. But I trusted my fame and beauty and became a prostitute. I gave away the fine jewellery, linen and food you gave me to mere unfaithful men. I made idols and offered your oil and incense to them. I did not take a fee for my detestable service but instead gave them gifts. I detested the men I took pleasure in but helplessly, I chased after them. I chose these unfaithful men over you, my forever faithful husband. I gave these undeserving lowlifes all that you gave me. But most of all I gave the beauty and splendour you bestowed on me to these greedy stray dogs!
And what did they do?! They do not leave me be but lure me into their traps. They pull me like a dog on a leash to where they want me to go. But it’s my folly, I gave them my beauty and lowered my dignity and they grabbed me and shackled me forever to lust. I knew pure love once, with you O Lord, but now it’s a fading dream. Now I’m bondage to lust and chase after it. Oh God, I hear your voice, betrayed, you ask me, with a heart full of sorrow, ‘How could you degrade the beauty that I gave you and offer your body with increasing promiscuity to just anyone who passed by?’
Oh my Lord, forgive me. Deliver me from these beasts and call me back into your presence. You stayed forever faithful even when I strayed away, so if it’s not too late, please call me home. My heart cries out to you like it did one summer day from among the rubbish. You heard me then, so hear now once again.
Then I heard a soft whisper saying, ‘Come home!’ My heart leaped and I went home to you. You saw me coming in the distance, naked and dirty: ugly! But you ran to me with arms open wide, your loving eyes looking over me. I trudged toward you, head weighed down, feeling unworthy and ugly. But you called me by name and embraced me. You whispered softly in my ear, with compassion and love etched in your voice, ‘I forgive you, my beautiful one!’ you said. You saw all my ugliness and yet called me beautiful!
I replied saying, ‘I’m unworthy to stay here. I’ll be happy to be your servant for I’m undeserving of your love.’ But you hushed me and told me that you loved me like no other and you forgive me. You reminded me that you have placed my sins as far as the east is from the west and you remain angry no more. You told me that your love for me is forever. You gently lifted my head and softly spoke to me saying, ‘I love you, beautiful one!’ At that instant, I looked into your eyes of love and all fear was stripped away and I felt forgiven, whole and humbled. I fell on my knees at your feet and said, ‘My husband, my Master, my Lord, I praise you! I love you! Now I give my oath to you, to love and cherish you, to never leave you and to be forever faithful to you! But most of all, to never give away, so cheaply, the beauty you gave me and chase after things that distract me from you, my ever true one!’
Then he lifted me up, restored my beauty and made me whole. I became more famous than I once was among the nations, but I led them all to the one of due praise, my knight in shining armour, my lover, my God and my beloved! For that was the purpose of the life He gave me!