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There's a saying that says that sometimes people don't reach out when they're hurting, that they cut themselves off, because they want to see who cares enough to tear down the walls and sweep them up into a hug that makes everything wrong just crumble away and makes everything right come from those arms. This is why people cut themselves off. They're challenging the world to show them they care. So what happens when nobody comes? When nobody can come? The despair closes in and you wonder why, God? Why when you say you love me, when you say you are my father and my husband and my lover and rock and protector and everything those arms represent, why don't you chase me?
He didn't stand at your window with a song, the warm night air ruffling his hair and his eyes directed up towards you, and only you.
He didn't write you a letter, telling you how much he loves you and how he can't stop thinking about you.
He didn't sweep you off your feet and carry you when you couldn't take another step.
He didn't bring you flowers or leave a box of sweets at your door.
But he did answer your questions. When you asked why he didn't chase you, he said. "I do."
He didn't sing a song; he wrote them all for you. Every song that speaks of the love you've heard he has for you, he wrote to prove it to you.
And the warm air ruffled his blood-stained hair as his eyes turned to the heavens and he gave up his spirit, looking for you, and only you.
He didn't write a letter, he wrote sixty-six, telling you of everything he's done, every person he's had to plead with, every hardship he's endured, just so you can be by his side for eternity.
He didn't sweep you off your feet, because he never put you down.
He didn't bring you flowers or candy, he created all of them. A flower just for you, a sunrise to cheer you up, a loved animal that fawns over you, he created knowing you would need.
Because he loves you.
I'm not feeling great, and God put this in my heart. He is so amazing, I can't even fathom it.

Found the pic on Google, it belongs to the amazing artist who originally drew it.

EDIT: For all of you who have left such wonderful comments, and favorited this, THANK YOU!!!! These words are simply what God revealed to me when I was feeling down, so I'm very grateful that he's been using it to help you guys =)
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IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Awwwww that's so beautiful! God Bless
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Firebound Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ElegantMess4316 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!! If I credit you can I share this on my facebook?
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Pretty Please????
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Firebound Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please do!
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ElegantMess4316 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome Thank you very much!!!
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ElegantMess4316 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
[link]

Here's a link to it.
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jezmarie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. You wrote this? Beautiful.
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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I did. Thank you.
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yami-joey Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
awww....
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Firebound Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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FloweroftheValleyxD Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
how did you find the origonal, I mean what did you search?
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:iconfirebound:
Firebound Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't remember, I just searched pictures of Jesus with children I think.
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TheEliCash Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome (。◕‿‿◕。)
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PeachCat93 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Amen! Simply beautiful!
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simisue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
My spirit is so low right now, and I found this and it made me cry and smile at the same time. Inspiring when God speaks to a soul. Often we don't hear or notice God when He speaks to us. That is why He uses others such as you, your testimony to reach out to us. Thank you and Hallelujah.
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Firebound Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so welcome, thank you so much for letting me know, God bless you.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
So beautiful. Praise God for this.
And thanks for posting....I really needed it.
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Firebound Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad he could help you through it. :hug:
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Mojorox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
This was wonderful, and it definitely moved my heart. Finally someone who appreciates the Lord and everything He does, this was great.
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Firebound Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was all, and continues to be all Him. I'm glad you enjoyed it =)
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meowsap Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"He didn't sweep you off your feet, because he never put you down."

Loved that line! This "coincides" with what I've been thinking about lately...thank you for sharing. :)
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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad it could help you =)
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His-Beloved Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
.....o,o.....
Oh.....my.....goodness.....o,o....this is......O.O......
It's so...amazing...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it's all God!
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X1L0B01X Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really amazing, thank you for posting such beautiful words! :D
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Fifekun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!...Just WOW!!!
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:iconfirebound:
Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it =)
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Fifekun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like it.

I LOVE it! :3
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:iconfirebound:
Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad =) It's all God!
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Fifekun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!
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DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
AMEN!
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12CArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful......................What I get from Jesus and the crucifixion is that It exposed the heart of perfect love. Jesus in his infinite knowledge of the truth could have judged us all for our sins but instead he bore the weight of our judgement and suffered to expose to us who we are and what we do destroying that which would make us whole and bring us to love. He remained true and stead fast in his love even unto death when he muttered "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do"

Thank You for this beautiful reminder :)

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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen, and you're welcome! Just passing on what God told me =)
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Prayselove Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart: this made my spirit so happy! :D
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Silver-Pheanix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Very lovely :)
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SergioGouryuuka Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Simplemente, increible!!!
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FREAK-FOR-JESUS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Writer
Very nice writing.
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Keya1516 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This literally made me break down and start crying. I've been going through a really hard time lately at school, and I've been treated like I'm not worth anything to my teachers and I never will be worth anything at all. But. God has always been here by my side, caring, telling me it'll be ok, He has a bigger plan for my life. I'm sad to say how easy it is to forgot the truth in your message. Thank you so much for reminding me that no matter what I'm going through God is greater and on MY side. You have been a true blessing to me today. Thank you. <3
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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad God could use me to help you! They're his words!! :hug: Feel better, ok?
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Keya1516 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) He's truly blessed me with a peaceful day today!
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KimIsMissing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!! praise the Lord!
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inkeverlasting Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
This is really lovely. Thank you for posting. That takes some bravery. :)
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cayligraham Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student
It really feels good to see something like this on the front page of deviantart. It's so beautifully written and it's something I think a lot of people needed to hear. Thank you for being so confident in your faith to post this :) It's truly amazing and it was very reassuring for me
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maggie230173 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Writer
Wow. This has reminded me how much God's truly loves me. I think I was forgetting it. ^^;Thank you for this reminder. :)
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Sakura-chan4100 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so inspiring to see someone like you through whom God speaks. Whenever I start to stray or fall away from Him, He always puts a reminder in my life to bring me back, like this did. Thank you so much for sharing this =]
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Miss-Ellanious Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I don't share your faiths or beliefs (not trying to be offensive, just stating) but this is truly beautiful. You've found a source of strength to hold onto and support you in your travels through this life, it's truly a wonderful gift we as humans are able to find in ourselves. So happy for your own happiness. Truly we are lucky to be so free to find our own ways to happiness in life and you've obviously found one of yours which is beautiful. Stay well, best wishes.
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Firebound Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much =) And thanks for saying that so respectfully =)
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Miss-Ellanious Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Not a problem, your work really deserves the praise. And I hoped it would come across as positive, I try not to tread on the toes of others as far as religion goes, but I just have to point out how seeing the positive impacts it has on people's lives makes me a happy person. Wonderful stuff, hope to see more of it from you in the future. :heart:
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red-thorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is what I have to remember.
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