A Glimpse of God with Us – Emmanuel

For so long it feels my life has been

Lived from the outside, ever looking in

Upon a scene so beautiful and bright

Of life and color, like vivid pure light


For so long I felt never a part

I could not find my way into a heart

Then into my heart perfect love shone

And a soft voice said, “You’re never alone.”


My soul found delight, this I know right well

In His heart – God with us – Emmanuel


But then I drifted from His peaceful shore

Into waters vast, into sorrow once more

I thought that no one would follow me there

I thought that no one would notice or care


By my choosing I was again alone

Turning my hurting heart to stone

Alone in the deep, yet His love pursued

He followed and whispered and gently wooed


And at His voice the walls crumbled and fell

And I glimpsed God with us – Emmanuel


When I was alone and thought none could see

His heart was seeking, pursuing me

I melted at His relentless love

Opened my heart to the Sun above


And in His love, He opened my eyes

To the truth I did not before realize

So many across this world feel alone

He hears their collective, woeful groan


Yet one day the world will wake from the spell

And know Him – God with us – Emmanuel


He seeks for each to know their worth

He leaves no one ever alone on this earth

He wants them to hear His love that calls

That bounces off caverns and echoes through halls


He wants them to feel His gift of true love

Abundant, free, from the Father above

He wants them to see they’re His work of art

Shaped by His hand and held in His heart


He hopes they receive the truth He would tell

He is with them always – Emmanuel


About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry https://danielandbonita.wordpress.com Writing https://awordfitlywritten.wordpress.com Parenting https://positiveparentingblog.wordpress.com Purpose https://apurposedlife.wordpress.com After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at: https://www.facebook.com/BonitaJewelAuthor
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