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"Leave me alone."
Jesus sighed.
"I can clean you up. I can protect you."
His child curled up in to a tighter ball.
"I don't know why You're still here." he barked.
Jesus opened His mouth, but there only escaped a soft groan.
"I can be your Shepherd. I can watch over you."
The child grew irritated.
"Look, just shut up already. I don't need anything, especially from You. Can't You get the hint?"
Jesus looked down and took one step towards His child of the night.
"I can hold you. I can heal you."
The child flinched.
"Stop...stop it..." the child whispers, fighting back tears. "Go away. Go away!!!"
Jesus jumped slightly from the tone in His child's voice. He watched as His child rose slowly, his legs battered. The child fell because of the anguish he felt in his legs.
"Please." Jesus said as He extended His hand towards the child.
The child didn't even look up. He crawled away from Jesus as fast as he could, only to hide behind a wall further from where Jesus was.

He wasn't giving up.

Jesus took another step closer towards His child of the night.
"How long do you intend to do this, child?" He asked.
The child was hesitant.
"Until You get the hell away from me!" the child replied with a huff.
Jesus took another step towards His child.
"When do you expect for this to happen?" He asked.
"Now!!!" the child screamed.
Jesus heard His child sobbing wildly. His own beautiful tears ran down his cheeks.
"Dear child..." Jesus said as He took another step. "Let Me love you."
The child continued sobbing. Jesus slowly walked towards him, making sure He wasn't frightening him. When a Jesus reached the wall, He knelt down and touched it tenderly. The child felt a tingle down his spine.
"Let Me love you." Jesus whispered against the wall.
The child heard loud and clear.
"I have so much love for you, My son. So much I want to give to you."
Jesus slowly slumped against the wall and let His tears run down His beautiful Face. He heard His child sniffing.
"Stop running. Stop hiding. When do My eyes leave you? When have I stopped caring?"
He heard His child wipe his endless tears.
"I love you, My boy. My boy..." Jesus smiled, His tears not ceasing. "You are My own. And I would never abandon you."
Jesus looked at His hands. The child shifted his body.
"I have so much love for just you, child. Even if you were the only human living on Earth, I would be more than willing to die for you."
It was silent.
"I don't care how badly you want Me away." He said strongly. "I don't care how long I have to sit here and wait. I will. No matter how long it takes."
Jesus folded his hands and looked up. He then heard cold hands against the stone floor. His child was crawling towards Him and finally collapsed in His lap. Jesus looked at His own and more tears, no longer tears of sorrow, ran down His Face.
"Help me..." the child choked out, clutching Jesus' robes. "I frickin sorry..." he whispered as he started to weep violently.
Jesus smiled softly and caressed His child's thick and curly light brown hair. Darkness tried to dominate the young boy's body, but Jesus thrust His hand out and it immediately vanished. He then slowly wrapped His arms around His child and stood.
"I'm sorry..." the child whispered, clinging on to Jesus' robe.
Jesus said nothing, but smiled as He brought His child back in to the light.
No matter how many times you want Him to go away, He won't. No, He doesn't tolerate sin. But that doesn't mean He doesn't tolerate you.
Much love to all of you.
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shadowmask25 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
One word: beautiful. You seem to have placed a lot of love and depth into this. Brought a tear to my eye. Good work.
adrian154 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This story is well written. I love it!
stealthwizzard Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
he will never leave nor forsake you ;-; im seriously crying. he never leaves. never gives up. he certainly followed me. 
EleosL Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very interesting and true way of thinking. Innocent but harsh, immature and wise. Well done.

I would like to have you in my group. We specialize on the truth, no matter how harsh or blinding or beautiful. Let me know if you want to join, I'll send the invitation then.
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ViolaBear Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that we all have been that small child, battered, bruised, and full of darkness at one point in our lives. I wonder how many people will try to find the light and heal...
DietBudah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
How beautiful and true!
The14thMusician Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That was so beautiful!
ThinkOUTSIDEthebox13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ThinkOUTSIDEthebox13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Sooooo sweet
Bride-of-Jesus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Wow I loved it
TalaBlue Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have been reading some of your works, and I can feel the tears in the back of my eyes and my yearning to be in Jesus's lap like the child. You truly have a gift, His love radiates from your words! His Spirit is strong within you, you are so blessed. :heart:
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
This is an excellent story. Thanks for posting this.
PeachBum Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
His immense love and compassion for us ALWAYS brings me to tears. Whether its a lot of tears or just a stray, that love is something so powerful that humans can't even begin to fully understand it.
His-Beloved Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
And to that, I say Amen a thousand times over. :')
Budgiegirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and touching~ c: I got tears in my eyes while reading it~
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PsalmSeven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this story is so powerful, and beautifully written too! I really enjoyed reading it! :clap:
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: :thumbsup:
Sugar-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Armahda Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is a wonderful poem showing christ's love for us!
ChristianGirl4Life Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
that was amazing....i dont think i can say any more to that...
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love Jesus and your poem also great! :hug:
CosmoWillome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Yeah we do act like lil kids sometimes...
faerietale456 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's so very touching, knowing that Jesus will always love us even if there are people that push him away. And then we realize we need Him, and he's always there to accept us.
Vanzkie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Love it
DypheAnna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
This... is amazing. You're such a talented writer.
theSFRB Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THAT is sosooooOooo lovely ;_; :heart:
AngelChic18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
When I got to the end, I realized that I actually had tears running down MY face, thank you so much♥
ASimpleArtLover Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
normally, i feel spammed when i get a ton of deviations in my inbox. but never anything written by you!
Anon-alice Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this poem.It makes me think about how I haven't completely believed all my life. When my father died I hated G*d. Now I accept it and go on loving him. I truly do love this poem. It's very emotional. It's a shame you used Frickin... The poem is to pretty for such a word...
ShellBelle92 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
he has already forgiven my longtime boyfriend for cheating on me. Now, it's my turn to forgive. This will take a while.
ChaoFlakaa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
SilentShortNinja Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful and touching. :hug:
PeachCat93 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow that was so beautiful.
GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, nice poem.......:iconclapplz:
lolitstess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You poetry and writing is always so touching. :)
StephanieRosario Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really needed this, thank you sis and thank you Jesus! :heart: :happycry:
I had forgotten that Jesus doesn't look at us the way He looks at our sin. God Bless you and may you be a blessing to many others! :heart: :iconcuteheartplz:
Ikazuchi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
His-Beloved Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Ikazuchi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DucksWithHair Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Aw, this is so sweet and touching (:
His-Beloved Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Glad you likey, my friend!!! ♥♥♥
Jesus and I love you!!!
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