Looking at you from the inside You are like a well nourished and cultivated Camellia Packaged in a red diamond gift box Filled with precious metals, ointments and virtues Prepared as a birthmonth present to a royalty.
And because of the rarity and exquisiteness Preciousness and pricelessness of your being The apex of the maximum security is in place Every motion and activity within certain circumference Of your territory is closely monitored and investigated.
Encroaching your landmark Is like attempting to enter the biblical City of Jericho The hefty and heavily guarded wall makes it impenetrable And like the Wall of Jericho, A special detailed plan of action from God has to be followed religiously.
I used to think that the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 Was an abstract description of what can only be found in heaven Until God made a King of me And opened my inner eyes To behold the virtuousness and glory of his in you.
I know a lot of kids are going to read this So let me be clear on something I am not saying that you do not have flaws You definitely do and that is part of the package But your being and grace overshadow all flaws when viewed from God's lens.
As I temporarily draw the curtain on this It is needful for me to reiterate that I know I'm only a Bachelor with Honours But with you in view I'm a double Doctor of Love and Patience.
I know this is coming a little late But if you think of the joy of being a father Imagine the feeling of being loved unconditionally By someone who knows your every imperfections Your craziness, your insecurities and inabilities And still choose to love you Someone who has every reason to abandon, To destroy or at least to reject you But instead treasure you above all
Imagine the sense of wholeness and certainty Growing up and living daily In both the seasons of harvest and uncertainties Having the full assurance that your father Is with you and will always be there for you To protect To provide for To teach and guide And to listen to you
Now, having experienced or at least imagined The unfeigned love of God - the Good Shepherd How he is concerned with every details of your life And he is not waiting for you to win a prize To be proud of you How he has forgiven you Even when you were deep in sin and iniquities And sent his only begotten son - Jesus Christ As a sacrifice to cleanse you from all unrighteousness And to draw you back to the place of honour and glory Giving you full authority and inheritance Among the saints
Now go and pour the same kind of love You have experienced, read or imagined from God Upon your little child Be there for him or her always Cherish and train him/her in the way he/she should go Be there to guide, protect, provide for and listen to Your biggest little treasure(s) And remember that Fatherhood is a special kind of gift and privilege from God So let it draw you closer to Jesus Make you cherish the wife of your youth And encourage you to take pride in building your home.
Big Congratulations! And welcome to Fatherhood! Yours Beloved,
"Facing the detours of a perfectly nurtured life; our lives shall never be the same again"
Facing the detours of a perfectly nurtured life Our lives shall never be the same again For one - it's an issue of where For one - it's an issue of being For one -it's an issue of checking up on a friend For some - it's wrong timing
"The system attached imperfection, crime and hatred to a people perfectly crafted in the image of a perfect God"
But for all - it's an issue of being and who The system attached imperfection, crime and hatred To a people perfectly crafted in the image of a perfect God Give it a name Racism A systemic display of ignorance and foolishness
"Being human used to bring joy to other humans but here only certain humans are really humans"
For many, their youths were taken away Many trees never live to see their fruits Many fruits never get to see the trees they came from Being human used to bring joy to other humans But here only certain humans are really humans What a tragedy!
If I run Can I run from myself? If I escape Can I escape from the memories? If I am lost Can I get lost in you? If I loose it all Can I be found in you?
The farther I run To escape from past memories The closer I get To the lost me Why am I being hurt By the dead me If I was already dead? Maybe my idea of being reborn Is informed by the dead
In any case, I need a new life A renewed hope I dont mean a new episode Of the past shows I need the whole new Script One with all the acts written on the heart How can I drink the new wine? Should I even drink the wine? Not the wine for stomach sake But the drink that I thirst no more Please give me a drink