Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Lord, they say." Poem by Soraya Cina

I found this poem years ago and it comforted me in my early years of infertility...

LORD, they say.

LORD, they say "I don't have a child because I don't ask You for one."
CHILD, I say, "I know you and your needs before you ask me." (Matt 6:8)

LORD, they say "I should have a child already because I have been married a while."
CHILD, I say, "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9)

LORD, they say I have not tried hard enough to have a child.
CHILD, "I say it is not human effort which opens a womb. I am the One who grants the gift of children." (Psalm 127)

LORD, they say, "Try this- it worked for her; it could work for you."
CHILD, I say, "Do not fret. Trust Me.  Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46)

LORD, they say, "Life is passing you by; many others who are younger than you already have children."
CHILD, I say, "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  (Jeremiah 29:11)

LORD, they say, with sad eyes and looks of pity, "What will you do now?"
CHILD, I say, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  (2 Cor 12:9)