El Shama


He hears us 
He hears us not in the way we want to be heard 
But in the way we need to be heard 
He hears our innermost desires 
Our inner cries, our inner requirements 
He knows what size fits us 
It’s never a ‘one size fits all’ 
But rather a call 
To ensure we remained called 
According to his purpose 

He hears us 
He hears our every emotion 
And fills us up with the notion 
That we are worthy 
That we are loved 
That we are valued 
That we can rise above 
Rise above those thoughts that cry out 
Those ideas that make us doubt 
That make us search for clout within this world 
When it is written: ‘we have overcome the world’ and all its spoils 

He hears us 
He hears our heartbeat 
And knows the rhythm to a t 
He knows us by the very strand of our hair 
He knows our every care
provided we are willing to cast them unto him 
Allowing him to bear the weight 
Because he can and it will never frustrate him 
It will never make him move away 
Because our God is near to those who are near to him 
He draws close like a deer searching for the nearest spring 
He longs for those moments spent with him 
In perfect bliss 

He strengthens us to raise our head to him 
‘Look up child’, he says - turn your eyes to me and don’t look away 
Don’t hesitate to prostrate 
To be you, to be vulnerable 
To be moved, to hunger no more 
Because he feeds us 
He pleases us 
He fills me up with joy 
Pleasure evermore 
Oh boy! 
What more can I say 
Except to rest in his embrace 
Except to open my lips to glorify his name 

He hears us. 
He is there for us
He will never leave nor forsake us 
What type of love is this? 
A one that insists to exist 
Even before I was formed you knew me 
You knew my iniquity 
And still said - ‘she’s for me’

Thank you Lord 
Thank you Father, you are good 
I will lift your name and give you praise 
Because my name calls for it 
My sheer existence is a call to it 
A call to give God all the glory and the praise 
A resounding noise 
Jericho is won 
And He reigns forevermore. 

My El Shama. 


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