Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poetry to This Mom's Ears...

The other day, my Kayla asked if she could read something to me. Noticing that she was holding her journal, I curiously said "sure." Upon hearing her words, I was left rather speechless. "WOW!" She is only 13!

This is what I heard...

The Price

He was led to Golgotha, our sins He bore
With a crown of thorns on His head that made His heart heavy and sore.

He was nailed to the cross, his hands shattering in pain.
And yet, everyone laughed as if there was something to gain.

They yelled "Come down from that cross, Oh King of the Jews!"
"If you can raise up the temple in three days this should be easy for you."

He hung from the cross all His joints out of place
It must have been terrible to see the look on His face.

He died in the ninth hour after crying out to God,
and in a sense I find it very odd.

That He was willing to die for someone like me, who has done so much wrong
that He was able to die, the desire of His heart strong.

His love is so infinite and true
that He was willing to die for me and you.

He died a painful death and cried "It is done."
So tell me, are you afraid to show that you know God's son?


Food for thought for us all, from one so young. She knows I put it on here, so be sure and let her know what you think. This mom is trying to encourage her creativity. Oh course, when she writes like this, then I am left inspired and encouraged as well. I am so thankful for my children.

Hope you are having a beautiful week!

Prayers and blessings...


Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Wow is right! Wow! Wow! Wow!

No greater joy! 3 John 1:4

Delighting with your mommy heart!

Sara said...

Kayla truly has a beautiful way with words. I can only imagine your joy sweet one.

Hugs from this mommy's heart to yours,

Jim said...

And KayKay, WOW!
And HOW!
You've hit a home run. POW!
And NOW,
Watch your Poohpa's head BOW!
And make this VOW!
Write your first book and I'll
buy it someHOW!

Great Stuff!

Kristin said...

Absolutely beautiful! Tell Kayla to keep up her writing. I used to write poetry when I was her age too, and it's been a lifelong love of mine to write. It's a skill that helps in so many ways, but most of all, to be able to write your thoughts out is a treasure to those who are able to read it! I will always treasure my Moms writings too. And writing beautiful poems about our's a ministry and you never know who you may touch! Loved it!!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

What a talented and pretty girl you have!

Andrea said...

WOW..I am quite impressed, too! What an awesome moment for you will cherish the rest of your life.

Thank you for your sweet comment on arise 2 write.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Amber said...

Wow. That is great!!

Tell her that Auntie Amb is super proud!!

Angel Muly said...

WOW!!! That is awesome. It sure does a mom's heart good to hear that kind of thing from their kids. Keep encouraging her, she not only has a beautiful heart for God, she is very talented. Love, Angel

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow that is one powerful poem. Isn't it great to know that you have a light shining in the world from your family? Just beautiful! Keep writing Kayla...You are so talented!

Angie said...

Beautiful! She is very talented.

Kellie said...

That was WONDERFUL!!!! She did an awesome job and I know the Lord is going to bless her creativity. She definitely has a gift!!!

Bridget said...

That poem was absolutely beautiful!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful poem!! Kayla has the gift.
We're back from vacation and getting back to normal. I loved the 'wasp' dance and the punch spill story! I can sympathize.
I drove to school and back the other day - with the girls water glasses sitting on my back bumper! I was ready to let 'em have it when they said "Wow. mom! You didn't spill a drop!"
I give up.
Love ya!!

Sandy said...

Creativity for sure AND spiritual depth! The last lines said it all... a real challenge to all of us who are Believers. Tell her thank you for sharing it with us!

Angela said...

That is amazing that she wrote this at 13. W0W..powerful.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh wow! That is really something to be proud of. Tell her good job! The Holy Spirit is using her.

Kari @ p.s. said...

Absolutely beautiful. Go with your gifting! God can use anyone of any age. That was so well written and from the heart. Loved it!