I wrote the poem, “His Child,” many years ago, as a reminder that whatever is going on in the world right now, God has already countered it. No matter what has happened to me, no matter who treats me poorly, no matter what kinds of disappointments I endure… in the end, when it is all done and finished… the only thing that matters is if I have accepted Jesus into my heart. The only thing that ever matters is if I am a child of God.
And I am! Despite my failures. Despite that I don’t act like it often enough, I am God’s child.
So are you. You just need to accept Jesus into your heart.
It sounds so simple, right? But even after you accept Jesus, there are challenges. I personally find that I need to turn back to him again and again. I need to pray all the time about the people who hurt me, the ones who tell you how to live your life even though they can’t manage their own, and the evil that exists in the world. This world, right now, is a harsh place.
This poem is about how you answer that evil.
Life has so many challenges. We all have them. Even the people you don’t think have a care in the world have them. Every life is different. I have endeared much, from child on, and while I wish I snap my fingers and make it all going away, and give myself a comfortable life, it hasn’t worked out that way.
But I am His Child. And that is all that matters, because there is a place beyond this world. And that place lasts forever.