Entering the land of football
Where fans and coaches and players
Give their all
Time, sweat, cash
Every ounce of one’s energy stash
I pray Jesus cover the season
Take away every reason
for insult to His name
I pray He bless
those who seek Him in the mess
I pray He strengthen those who feel less
I pray He humbles those who walk in pride without confession
I pray our son grows
In ways only God knows
As he hits, grunts, holds
Yes, Lord, I commit Jackson to You, Our Great Potter who molds
And for our Braedon
Entering high school as a freshman
Lord, You see his fears
You see them in total for all his earthly years
I pray Braedon leans close
To His Savior as he opens
his teen heart
to learn and love and become a part
of a friendship, Lord, You choose
one that honors Braedon in full
for he has grown used to losing
people for one reason or another
Yes, I surrender Braedon to the arms of Our Father
(Jackson left, Braedon middle, Cousin Sean right; from our visit July 4th)
How joyful are those who fear the Lord, all who follow His ways!
You will enjoy the fruit of your labor.
How joyful and prosperous you will be!
Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine,
flourishing within your home.
Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table~
That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear Him (Psalm 128: 1-4 NLT).
Tough topic. Surrendering our children to Our Father in heaven, Our Father of all. We mama bears and papa bears sometimes be fooled into thinking we have lots of control over our how our children grow.
Join me today at 4pm Eastern time. I will go live at https://Facebook.com/jdibble4Him to read this poem, Scripture and encourage listeners on this topic.
If you want to read more about my struggle with Jackson playing football, go to https://juliedibblewrites.wordpress.com.
Have a beauty-full rest of this given summer day.