Grace and peace to you!
Pastoral Letter 52 is a reminder that we are nearing the 1 year mark since we last gathered in our building as a whole congregation for worship and fellowship. One thing, of so many things, that we have missed is the sounds of our children and watching them grow and mature into all that God created them to be.
This week, as I thought about our children, I was blessed by a Facebook post shared by Amy Yantzi on our EZFAMILIES Facebook Group. Some of you were able to read it. Many were not. I am grateful Amy was willing for me to share it with all of you.
Tanya’s words on Sunday inspired me to write this poem for our boys and she encouraged me to share it on the EZFAMILIES Facebook page.
My little acorn, I can’t wait to watch you grow,
I hope you know just how much Jesus loves you so,
Through faith we are rooted, growing and extending,
And are shown a love and purpose that is never-ending,
You are uniquely you, as God created you to be,
And I pray that you will find your place in God’s story,
Today’s a new day,
One filled with joy and laughter,
Don’t let anything get in your way,
Of starting your next chapter.
Isn’t it exciting, to think of all the things you see,
And every little memory creates the person you will be,
Sometimes you may lose sight of His plan for you,
But give Him all your burdens and trust Him in all you do,
Just be proud of every accomplishment,
don’t worry about the rest,
as long as you did everything to try your very best.
My prayer is that God will strengthen you, from the inside out,
So you can carry out your purpose without even a doubt.
Be kind to one another,
Even if others are mean to you,
Because you may just discover,
That they are hurting too.
Live each day abundantly, full of love within your heart,
So we can continue to watch you grow into God’s wonderful work of art.
Once you have made the decision on your own to follow Jesus,
You will begin to grow and see yourself just as He sees us,
You will see things differently like from a slumber you awoke,
Unwavering amongst the storms, just like the tallest oak.
Written by Amy Jantzi
Thank you Amy for reminding us of the significance of offering our prayers and blessings for our children!
Even when we can’t see our larger church family each week we can pray for our children and their parents. And we can offer to them our words of blessing too!
3 Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3 (Contemporary English Version)