Friday, April 13, 2007

Living Up to Her Name

"She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor."
Proverbs 4:9

Lauren (crowned with flowers) Grace (mercy, beauty, or good will)

her life verse highlights the page
a timeless thought, an intimate moment
captured on an ancient scroll
Solomon offering hand-me-down wisdom
from the man after Your own heart
a love for learning that surpasses
any physical beauty or earthly monarchy
beyond any temple he could conceive
or any lover he could woo with poetry
a simple request for wisdom
only to know You more
and all this before the Messiah gift
and the true meaning of Grace
long before her golden hair slithered
in the crisp spring wind by the swing set
long before those big blue eyes
began to turn green like mine
long before her slippery smile
and that machine-gun laugh
long before she fell asleep on his chest
or danced to the sound of her middle name
You chose to define, embody and tender it
to this paragon little girl of mine
whose wisdom leaves my mouth gaping
and whose beauty reminds me of everything You
everything Grace

"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men." Titus 2:11

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