No matter how many years are added to my life,
I will always be a child.
For in Your presence- it is all I can be.
Though infancy is not to my memory
I can feel it overwhelm me as though it is all I have ever known
Grabbing for Your pinky,
Drawing nearer and nearer to You,
At the approach of all that is new
Of all that is strange
Of all that troubles me
Gazing with uncertainty
As a shy child
With a tiny hand placed over my round little face
While the other
Embracing the strength of Your leg
I’ve hidden myself within your garments.
Looking up to you for inner guidance
I feel you
Grazing the top of my head
Smoothing out the softness of my hairs
And I fear not.
You take my hand and shelter me
You walk with me
Though my steps small next to Your mighty movement
You guide each one of my tiny toes
So that I may not stumble unto cold dusty grounds.
I tug at your garment,
And You acknowledge me
For You feel me and You hear me
You lift me into Your loving arms and You carry me
Through bloody battles, facing tremendous foes
Through deadly deserts, facing scorching suns and sinister snakes
You carry me.
You draw my head closer to yours
As You comfort my cries and dry my weary eyes
Opening them to the greatest beauty all of creation has ever known
To the sound of the most precious and magnificent sound
"Do not cry, do not fear,
For this is Love- I am still here."