Eyes on those children



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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