Written a couple of years ago, to Caleb, when we first knew who would be the wise and godly mother of our Colley grandchildren, I run this again today in honor of Maggie, who is healthy and strong (and stubborn!). Come on, Maggie. I love you and can’t wait to put a kiss on your sweet face, fresh from God. He is still writing this story.
God is so good to your parents tonight
He’s answered the details of prayer.
It wasn’t our wisdom, but Providence
Not our work, but His steady care.
He gave you the songs you’ve been singing
He gave you the voice that you raise
He gave you the music that’s deep in your soul
And the skill to lead Christians in praise.
You’ve excelled in conviction and conscience.
You’re courageous, yet kind and forbearing.
Confident in truth, introspective,
Consistent, hard-working, and caring.
He’s answered our prayer for His daughter, too.
More completely than parents could plead.
Immeasurably more than we ask or think.
She’s everything He knows you need.
So we thank our Father each night for her;
For the path that brought her to your life.
For her honor, her humor, her love for our Lord
And that she said, “yes”…she’d be your wife.
So you both can go ahead and start praying now
For the sons who will fill up your lives.
For their safety in coming, their bruises and scrapes
For the ones who will raise up their wives.
And, Son, pray for daughters, for you know how to teach
A little boy to be the best kind of brother.
She’ll be holy and His and so pretty, to boot…
She’ll grow up to be just like her mother.
When the years and the tasks loomed so large, Son,
We prayed for this hour in your life.
We prayed that your heart and your hands would be strong
When they first held the heart of your wife.
And all through the years, Son, you’ve taught us.
But the greatest thing you helped us see
Was the extreme sacrifice of the Father
To give His one Son on a tree.
We know that He brought you together
That the Father is writing your story.
So glad for this moment when you’ll vow to give
Him a lifetime…as one…for His glory.
PS. Your cousins, Ezra, Colleyanna and James are pretty excited, too, Maggie!