Children

 

Eyes on those children

forever

 

A mama’s heart

I’ll always have

 

Cherishing them

as small

 

And cherishing them

as grown

 

Ever my treasures

ever my longing sigh

 

And we parents,

we understand the pull

 

to children small or grown

born to us, or entrusted to us

 

Their essence a gift

a glory

 

And when I hear that Your eyes, God,

are ever on me

 

It touches me deeply

 

For I get it

 

My eyes

my heart

my longing

is ever for my children

 

chosen by God for me

 

And You are the One

who chose me for Yourself

 

Your parental love

is pure

 

and it longs for me,

for connection with me

 

And I reach to You,

my Abba

 

Your beloved child

I will ever be

 

– Susie Stewart

 

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who He is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance!

– Romans 8:15-17 (MSG)

 

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who He is or what he’s up to.

But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see Him—and in seeing Him, become like Him. All of us who look forward to His Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.

– 1 John 3:1-3 (MSG)

 

Listen, the eye of the Eternal is upon those who live in awe of Him, those who hope in His steadfast love,

– Psalm 33:18 (VOICE)

 

Photos by Susie Stewart and Jay Oertli

 

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4 Comments

  1. Love it all. The additional worship song especially! Love those older worship songs – sang beautifully. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I love those older songs too! Blessings on your weekend.

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  2. Really resonates with my heart Susie! I get it too!! Beautifully expressed!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful version of “Oh Lord You’re beautiful” which I hadn’t heard before – thanks for sharing.

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