Deuteronomy Ten, Seventeen and Eighteen

There is a fear in a child
When he realizes that mom cannot do anything
There is a sudden yet growing terror
When he discovers that she is sometimes weak
He looks up at her and looks around
He will do anything of course–
But he is so small
And the world so big,
And there are monsters.

He squeezes her hand hard
If only he could find someone bigger than mommy
But he already knows the danger in that
It smells like battle
And he is small and soft
Who will fight when the monsters come?
Who will fight for mommy?

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15 thoughts on “Deuteronomy Ten, Seventeen and Eighteen

  1. And just for everyone’s ease of reference (hope you don’t mind, Soulwalker), here’s Deut. 10:17-18. This poem in the context of these verses is very powerful. And the verses give me a lot of hope, for I, too, have had to realize just how small some of the giants in my life really are, and that’s a terrifying realization. Then enters my God, and I rejoice in his greatness. No one is so worthy of all our trust.

    Deu 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
    Deu 10:18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing (ESV).

    Grace and peace to you,
    Eric

  2. It is we who will fight to defend the right. It is we who live gird on the breastplate of righteousness and stand in the gates to defend. It is we, like that little shepherd boy, who will knock down the giants that would topple our loving.

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