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Walking With Me

I’m still stuck on the idea of “walking.” And this morning as my two-year-old grabbed my hand and invited me to walk beside him to the bus stop so he could send his big sisters and brother off with a wave, I was reminded of a poem I wrote when my firstborn was just a toddler himself.  I used to love the feeling of Luke’s little hand in mine as he clung to my side. I remember being struck with awe when I realized Luke totally trusted that I would lead him where he needed to go. And then, struck with fear as I pondered the realization that in my own limited wisdom, I could lead a child astray.  Thus, Isaiah 48:17 became my confidence:  This is what the Lord says-your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:  “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.”
While my hands feel full at the moment, I can’t remember the last time my firstborn unashamedly grabbed my fingers and clung to my side.  And so I know that one day soon there won’t be a single little hand left in need of mine.  Before I know it, I’ll be watching my own not-so-little-ones walking their own paths.  Until then, I’m going to try to enjoy every step!
                        Walk With Me

Right now my tiny feet are always on the go.
They run and jump and play, as you already know.
But my footprints won’t stay little, for soon I will be grown,
And my busy little feet will blaze a trail all of their own.

So take my hand while I am small and stroll the road I trod.
Point me to the path that leads straight to the heart of God.
Teach me to stand securely in righteousness and grace,
To set my eyes on Jesus and faithfully run the race.

Show me how to walk according to God’s word
So that my steps are humble and salvation is assured.
While my feet are growing, and I’m still within your care,
Guide me down a godly path; embrace my steps with prayer.

Then when this journey’s over
And my walk with you is done,
The footprints that I leave
Will make you proud that I’m your son.

-Alicia Bruxvoort, 2000

Today’s Treasure:  Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to followw.  Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:4-5


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