Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Daughter Cries

Recently, my young adults group at church did a series based on the 4 names of God in Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Out of those 4 names, "Everlasting Father" stuck out to me the most.  For me, there's something very special about God being a forever father to us.  Even though we fail Him, and turn away in one respect or another, or don't trust Him to work out the details of our lives, His word says He will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).

I've had the idea of a poem running around my brain for a few weeks now based on God as our Everlasting Father.  I had tried to write a few lines, but couldn't get it just right.  Well, last night, I had the privilege of hearing or rehearing many of my close friends give their testimonies.  Many of the ladies mentioned a breaking point, where they literally cried out to God. For me, this was a confirmation to work on and finish the poem.  Long story short, finished now, but I will most likely go back and edit it at a later date.  I know the style of poetry is a little different, but hopefully a reminder to you of God's continuous love for us!

(Note: If you are reading this and have never had the opportunity to know God as your savior and father, comment and I can  tell you what to do or answer any questions you may have)

My Daughter Cries

My daughter cries
Believing Satan's lies
She's Preparing her disguise
From prying eyes

Silence, her great demise
With constant fear in her eyes
Everyday, she newly dies
Well, try this on for size

My daughter cries, I weep
Her pain ever mindful, losing sleep
I as the shepherd, her as a sheep
She turns away, I play for keeps

My daughter cries as I weep
I'm righting her wrongs, I never sleep
The Shepherd never forsakes His sheep
My daughter forever, mine for keeps