We run to you for safety

And even though we have sinned

Despite our filth

Despite our guilt

Despite the fact that we repeatedly ignore you

Push you out of our lives

Indulge in carnal chaos

Fraternize with evil

Satisfy our thirsty flesh

And bruise our fragile hearts

Despite our shame and evil thoughts

Despite the greed

Despite our evil deeds

Despite our unfaithfulness and wickedness

You take us back

You embrace us

You give us a place of solace

A place to be washed and cleansed

A place of love and peace

You do so much for us

And even when we try to slip away again

You leave the door open for us to come back

You never shut that door!

It’s always open

And like the prodigal son, we return

Just in time for a warm shower

A hot bath

A hot bowl of soup

A table filled with food

A crew to entertain our troubled minds

A jar to carry our sins and shame away

You take us back always

We reach out to you always

Safety we find in your arms

Peace we find in your presence

To worship you and be with you forever

You take us back always!

By Sylvia Chika


© SylviaChika 2015



bid me come to thee

Pour me a glass of no-emotions

Wish no-feelings upon me

Lead me to a land of plain thoughts

Free me from the chain of worries

Conceal my pain

No…rid me of all sorrow

Wipe my tears away

Whisper sweet words

Words of truth and pregnant promises

Sweep my path

I wish to walk on clean paths

Immerse me in your ocean of purity

Cast away all my cares

I hunger for freedom

I know that you are the giver of rest

You are the giver of peace

You are He that gives peace to troubled waters

Bid me come to thee

And I will yield


I will run into your open arms

And forever hide in your love

By Sylvia Chika


© SylviaChika 2015