A Child's Voice
written by Ann Josten
I hear Him whispering to me
in the quiet stillness,
here in the silent darkness.
He is creating me. I know it!
Creating me in His image,
moment by delicate moment,
intricately and marvelously made
I am precious in His sight,
and only He sees me now.
He sees all of me complete.
"I call you by name," He said to me.
He knows my name!
"I have chosen
you and set you apart for my glory.
All your days were written in my book
before one of them began."
After I'm born, will they recognize
the masterpiece He fashioned me to be?
Will they notice His fingerprint on me
and cherish me the way He cherishes me?
Will they delight in me the way He
delights in me, because I'm His?
I'm alive. He's breathing His life
into me and holding out to me
the promise of life everlasting.
I'm excited about living. Excited
to smile my toothless smile,
their arms around me, to squeal
with the pure joy of being.
the number of hairs on my head,
even though they're not all grown in yet.
I know He loves me. Will they love me too?
I know He wants me. Will they want me too?
I know He keeps me. Will they keep me too?
Wait. What's that? No. Stop.
They're destroying me. Don't they see
his beauty in me?
They're stealing my life.
They say I'm not really real.
I am real.
Don't they know?
Look at my hands and my feet.
Listen to the beat of my heart.
I am made for life......