Thursday, March 4, 2010

Diamond in the Sand

Written by Ann Racioppo, from the book, "Convalescent Heart".

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” 1Cor. 1:27

Diamond in the Sand

Born into the world, just like you and me
Alike, yet so different his life it would be;
At first, hard to see, all the doctors had said
We wanted to deny all his struggles ahead.
Was greeted with mourning revealed in each face;
But this little one, born with his health on the line
Was surrounded by angels, and God’s perfect design
Carefully placed, by God in our care
Trusting the Master, when it didn’t seem fair
It wasn’t a fluke, why it happened this way—
Teach me, dear Lord, how to trust and to pray
What seems like a loss, God turns for a win;
Let go of the fear, and turn it over to Him
He knows that what others do in such a short time
An ocean to swim—for him—a mountain to climb.
Every day a new challenge, to teach him so much;
But he’s really teaching me, with his innocent touch,
So close to God’s heart, and loves similar to Him
He’ll never cause grief, by falling deep into sin.
And when I feel sad, and not quite like myself,
His hugs bring me comfort, like God, Himself.
What the world viewed, as tragic and loss,
Was instrumental in bringing me to the cross.
Man looks at the outside, but God sees the heart;
He created each one, like a rare piece of art.
Whatever the cross, that you have to bear,
Remember God promised His Grace to be there.
He’ll never allow more than you can endure,
Surrender to Him, gain victory sure,
No matter how far you may have to run,
He’ll go the distance, which means you have won!

Dedicated to all parents of children who are developmentally challenged.

Ann Racioppo ©

Photo: killerajet



Raquel said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :-)

Maureen Lee said...

Thank you, Raquel, I agree - this poem is beautiful, so I couldn't resist sharing it with our readers!

Cascia said...

That is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend.

Maureen Lee said...

Thanks for visiting our blog, Cascia, and leaving a comment. Your blog, Healthy Moms: The Number 1 Blog for Moms, is wonderful! :)

Pierre said...

Thanks for poetry from the heart within … about the heart within …
that deeply touched the heart within me.

Lauralei said...

priceless - and the puppy pic -my dog just dug me a huge muddy hole today!

Maureen Lee said...

Pierre, your comment was a beautiful poem onto itself - thank you for dropping by!

Lauralei, thanks for visiting our blog. I can sympathize - this pic reminds me of my golden retriever, who also loves to dig huge muddy holes. It's going to be a long spring...:)

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