~~ a multiple stanza quindecim
I A parent gives name to a newborn child hoping for temperament low-key and mild. Impossible to foresee the path trod, they--two--prayerfully implore most high God: Watch over and keep him on the right track; when in smelting fire, please hold to his back. Help him to learn the pathway he should choose with plenty of room and nothing to lose so long as he looks for the Lighted Path and seeks to help others avoid God's wrath. When he grows weary give lift to his wings, replenish his strength, give voice as he sings. Help him tune in to your heavenly voice; as he ponders the way, then makes his choice give mom and dad a vision to rejoice.
(Written: 10 February 2021 by tkbrown.)
II As he grows: infant to toddler, then child, as mom and dad pray for guidance compiled, lead them through the inspired books of your Word-- reading instruction, insuring child heard and lives what she learned as their lives portrayed words of scripture and their actions conveyed the faith, the hope, and the love from above, relied upon strength when "push comes to shove." Show them the way to plant inside his heart those treasures from God--whose way doth impart-- knowledge and wisdom for life upon earth to circumvent and give Satan wide bearth. The foundation instilled in early childhood will help her to know which pathway she should take and follow toward her eternal good.
(Written: 18 February 2021 by tkbrown.)
(To be continued: Please tune in again next week for the second quindecim.)
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