david came to gaze before you,
both emboldened and afraid,
by all which had been spoken of,
what you had set in place.
looking deep into your face
he wondered, gently, at his place;
speechless yet so full of praise,
and he could see her, then, so clearly;
a daughter of future generations,
the mother of the one you promised
embracing a small lover of the nations.
he pondered all this in his heart
just like that girl would do.
“hold her in your focus, god!
sustain her in your view.”
i wonder what could come from me;
by love, grafted in to this great story,
forgiven, and allowed to be
a tiny sprout on jesse’s tree.
david seemed to understand
we’re only carriers of glory
and when david prayed for her that day,
he also prayed for me.
Inspired By: 2 Samuel 7:18-29