Poem time again! I was sitting in church with my family and we were singing “We’re the People of God,” and I just started to doodle some of the lyrics. Then I added a little here and there without really thinking about it, brought my pathetically confused little scribbles back home, and spent the afternoon singing and mulling possible next lines over and over until this came about. Even though I love to read and write poetry, I am far from skilled at it, so once again, bear with me! But I thought today might as well be a good enough day to share this with you all. Oh! And Friday I’ll have my favorite books of all time up here to inspire some more reading fun. Brace yourselves for further Reading Extravaganzas and stay tuned for Friday!
I have called you by name
I fought back the darkness
That clothed you in shame
With the sword of truth
I battled those lies
To show you your worth
I have fought for and loved you
Even before your birth
Come to life, O’ Precious One!
See what I have in store for you
You have been ransomed by love
And washed in words of truth
I do not lie like flesh and bone
I profess over you only what’s true
My love, my heart, my home
Be still, Beautiful Child!
Know that I am True Love
Can any of those whose love you seek
Compare to that of the One Above?
They see you as their eyes perceive
But in My eyes I see the one you were meant to be
All of your faults and falters are plain to me
Even more so than what others can find
But a child cherished by the Holy One
Is your portrait in my mind
Take heart, Sweet Treasure!
My love is everlasting
It never falters or fades
It is not favoring
Since before your conception
I knew you by name
And the truth is, the sweetest reception
Was the joy you felt over being so changed
Be patient, Everlasting Soul!
Your name has been written since the beginning
So enjoy this life and have faith that
You will live forever with Me beyond this world’s ending
I have clothed you in white
So you will not just see it
But can at last embrace the Light
As the sun ascends toward the heavens
So shall you be lifted into eternal light
Because I have promised, it is so
And you are one of the few chosen lambs
For whom My Love will always grow