The joy of a child

If you have not played
If you have not laughed
If you have not had honest fun
With a child, playing in the sun

You have not lived He says
The pureness they carry
What joy do they bring
How broad do they make the heart smile

How I love them He says
How they are all birthed in My heart
I love them
I gave them for you to share in this love

I know obstacles have come
I know it is not always easy
Still dear child, thank you for sticking it out
Thank you for allowing them to be your part

I love you guys so much
Dear child please know that you are safe in My hands
Please will you listen to My voice
I will direct your path

Every step I will guide
Keep your eyes fixed on Me
Your joy will be full
Even though the world says you don’t have a chance