Dear Daughter (a poetic Bible-based encouragement for women)
I’ve watched you closely.
I watched you take your first breath.
I knit your parts carefully together in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13-16.
Each one specially picked out. That nose, those ears.
People cradled you while I looked on.
You grew, you developed a mind of your own, individual tastes. I smiled with each decision you made.
Be careful of what the world says
My daughter, you’re going to hear a lot of things.
The world will tell you:
- Grab all you can because you’re entitled to it.
- Your looks are what’s most important.
You’ll be bombarded with these messages in commercials, on magazine covers.
You’ll feel like you don’t measure up. You may fall into the trap of comparisons. You’ll focus on what you perceive are your imperfections. Want to know what I think?
I think you’re beautiful because I created you
When Satan approached Eve in my beautiful garden, he lied to her. He twisted my words just enough to make them believable. 2 Corinthians 11:3.
He’s a liar, my daughter. He’ll always be a liar.
I created you just as you should be. If you look to me, instead of the things parading before your eyes, you’ll realize you were created for a purpose. My purpose.
I created love. I demonstrated what love was, on a cross. John 15:13.
Give me your story, let me hold your hand as you walk
I’m good at writing different endings, at blessing your footsteps and working everything together for good. I know what’s best for you, and I love to care for you. (Psalm 33:11-12, Proverbs 16:3-4, Ephesians 1:7-10)
I love you, my daughter. Share my love with others, as I’ll always love you. (Matthew 28:19-20) I’ll always be there for you. I’ll never leave you, I promise. I don’t break my promises.
Read an earlier post by Anne here.