Monday, March 28, 2022

Treasured

 


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11


How the years grow you

Not just in body, but mind

Seeking, asking, knocking

Embracing wisdom revealed

By the One who holds you

And knows the plans He has

Not to harm, but prosper you

Meet you where you are

With infinite, unfailing love

Oh, how blessed you are, child,

To be treasured by the Father!

Amen.

40 comments:

  1. Thank you for your poetry, Martha.

    God bless always.

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  2. Hmmm I am wondering if she knows how special she is to you. LOL Wonderful tribute to her and to the Father's love and care.

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    1. I think Virginia has an idea that she's one special young lady, Bill. And yes, we are all treasured in the Father's sight.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. And we are all children, and we are all treasured.

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    1. Amen, Glynn! We are all, indeed, God's treasured children.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Great poem!
    Virginia is sure blessed for being build up in the Faith.
    May that foundation last her a lifetime and only that brings us true happiness from within!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. I'm so glad you liked the poem, Mariette, and I pray daily for Virginia to walk closer with God each and every day. He will guide her steps.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Wonderful words, Martha! Again, I'm struck by Virginia's natural beauty. How the camera lens loves her!

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    1. The camera does love her, Myra, I agree. We are blessed grandparents, that's for sure. Glad you liked the poem, too. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  6. It is amazing how fast our littles grow up, isn’t it? To grow up, in the faith, is a beautiful thing. Love the poem.

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    1. Nells, I must agree that our grands grow up too quickly, and with each passing day, I miss Virginia and her sisters more and more. But, I trust that God is working in all of them, shaping them into the persons He plans for them to be.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. His "infinite, unfailing love." Such hope in that, Martha. Thank you. Virginia must be a teenager by now? I always enjoy your poems. :) I hope you are getting stronger! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Virginia will turn 12 in July, Trudy, so she's not quite at that teenaged stage. I do hope those years of puberty won't sully her spirit and good nature.
      I'm so glad you enjoy my poems, and yes, I'm improving in health every day - so thankful for that!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. She is so beautiful. I know you miss your girls being close. Another lovely poem - heartfelt. xo

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    1. I'm so glad you liked the poem, Terri. Yes, I miss the girls with every fiber of my being, and am looking forward to Virginia staying with us for at least two weeks in June. What a gift!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Such a lovely young lady! And such a lovely poem you've written for her. Wouldn't surprise me if she chooses to display it over her desk!

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    1. Aw, I hope you're right about that, Nancy! Virginia is a wonderful child, and she claimed my heart the very day she was born. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Hi Martha, your poem is lovely, and so is your granddaughter. I love the verse of scripture you have shared too, as it has always been a comforting Word from the Lord for me when I start to be concerned about something that I think might happen in my life. Go bless you Martha.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words here, Brenda. I've always loved that verse, too, as I find comfort and reassurance there about how God truly thinks of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I wonder, beside God, is there anything more powerful than the fervent prayer of a grandparent.

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    1. I don't think there is, J. D. Being a grandparent is the best thing ever!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Jeremiah 29:11 is directly above my kitchen sink. These wonderful words have encouraged me countless times.

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    1. I find great comfort in them, too, Barbara. So cool that you have this scripture right above your kitchen sink so you can read it often.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. beautiful words. Have you ever consider compiling some of these poem to give to your family and friends? Would be a real keepsake,

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    1. I do save my poems, Jean, and yes, the thought has crossed my mind.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. A beautiful poem for a beautiful young lady by a beautiful woman of God!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words here, Beckie. Glad you enjoyed the poem!
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Olá Martha
    Lindo poema, Virginia é bênção, que Deus guie sempre os seus passos. Abraços.

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    1. Thank you, Lucinalva! Yes, Virginia and her sisters are most certainly blessings to us.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful & soul soothing!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Lulu, for your kind words here.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. What a beautiful poem and young lady. God bless her and you always

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  18. My, she is getting so big so fast! She is abundantly blessed to have you for a grandmother. I'm sure she knows that, too. Your love for them is so evident! God bless you always, sweet friend.

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, Virginia is growing up way too fast for my liking, but I certainly can't stop that natural process. If we couldn't FaceTime once a week, I don't know what I'd do!
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Beautiful, Martha. Goodness time goes by faster than we sometimes like. She is looking so grown up!

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    1. She is almost as tall as I am, Karen, at age 11. I am hoping, though, that Virginia will grow a couple of inches more in the next year or two. And yes, she does look quite grown up!
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Beautiful poem, Martha!

    Love and blessings!

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