Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bind Me Again, Dear Lord...

I recently read a friends facebook status that read, "Having children is like going to jail."-her college professor.

"How Terrible!!" my mind thought. Do people really think like that? I guess out of the sinfulness of our hearts comes a lot of wicked things...and that my friends, is a wicked statement!

Children are a blessing from the Lord. They are a wonderful joy & reward! I can't imagine our lives without our children.

Our house would be so empty.

I love the crazy chaos that my little people bring to me each day! They are so much fun, full of love, and precious in every way!

If having children is like going to jail?....then I say,

"Bind me again, Dear Lord!"

Bind me with their newborn skin,

Bind me as I'm nursing them.

Bind me when I wash them clean,
Bind me in our sweet routine!

Bind me as I sing them hymns,
Bind me as I speak of Him.

Bind me as I watch them play,
Bind me as they learn to pray.

For I don't want to miss a moment.
I'm so thankful I was chosen.

Don't loosen me from their grip,
Don't allow my love from theirs to slip.

O Lord, my God, please Bind me tight!
My children are a joy this night!

And may the joy continue on,
So Bind Me, Bind Me, with this love so Strong.


Leslie said...

I love your response!! SO true!!!!

Natalie Ross said...

This made me cry... I love my babies and I feel sorry for the one who feels that way. Great post, Heidi!

Sarah said...

I found your blog from Christa Lamphere's blog...sorry if that is weird. Anyway just looking through your blog has encouraged me so much! And this post made me cry. We have one sweet blessing and pray for many more.

Walking by Faith said...

Sarah, thank you for your comment. Glad you could 'stop' by!;)