Monday, October 10, 2011

I Believe in You

I believe in you.
I know these are living words that seep into your being.
I know they will give you courage because someone is for you.
I know all children need to feel that mom and dad believe in them.
I know how sad it is when you feel alone.

I believe in you.
Not because you are perfect, you are not.
Not because you will always love me back, you will not.
Not because you are better than someone else, you are not.
Not because you did something, it is a gift.

I believe in you.
"Come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh."  "But...who am I?" "I will be with you."
"I have appointed you a prophet." "I do not know how to speak and am a youth." "Do not be afraid."
"Do not look at his appearance...God sees not as man sees."  "The youngest is tending the sheep." "Send for him."
"Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander."
"For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle because I persecuted the church."
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."

I believe in  you.
Because you are mine, a trust God has placed in my hands for a time.
Because I am yours, I will be here for you and you can count on me.
Because you are gifted and called.
Because you are created for good works.
Because God loves you and gave His son for you.
Because I love you and nothing you can do will ever rattle my love, you are my child.

I believe in you.
I will do my best to be there for you.
I will do my best to hold you when you need held and let you go when you need wings.
I will do my best to tell you that you are a rebel, saved by grace.
I will do my best to tell you that you are saved by grace and gifted for a reason.
I will do my best to love you enough to discipline and to teach you eternity.

I believe in you.
You are God's child, prepared for good works.
Go and be.  I will be here to catch you.  I will be here to watch you fly.