In my last post, I asked you what would be in your oracle, if you made one, for your child(ren). Well, I wrote one.
Now before some of you get excited, (“Oh! She’s a writer! I’ve never read one of her poems before!), let me caution you: I am not a poet. I don’t try to be a poet. My “poems” are ALWAYS totally free verse. It will be immediately obvious that any attempt at discovering meter or rhyme in this oracle is futile. So, this is just my oracle, so shaped to look like a poem at first glance.
(And I plagiarized the first stanza.)
What, O my son?
And what, O son of my womb?
And what, O son of my vows?
Do not waste your life!
Do not squander your gifts and talents!
Give yourself to the Lord God Almighty;
Serve Him and love Him with all that you are.
There is no god beside Him,
And in Jesus alone is your salvation.
Be courageous in living and sharing your faith.
Do not be timid, but open your mouth!
Speak the truth, that more might be rescued!
Do not speak and act so as to be seen and respected by mere man.
Love the Lord.
Be His faithful servant in the farthest corners of your heart.
Remember him even through the darkest watches of the night.
Remember who you are and Who gives you your strength.
Again I say, do not waste your life!
Discover your gifts, and be a blessing to others.
As your name is Blessed, so be a blessing.