The Children Grow

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6:51 PM

We chose the spot, we dug the hole
We laid the maples in the ground to have and hold
As Autumn falls to Winters sleep
We pray that somehow in the Spring
The roots grow deep

And many years from now
Long after we are gone
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless the dawn

He took a plane to Africa
He gathered up into his arms
An orphan son

So many years from now
Long after we are gone
This tree will spread its branches out
And bless the dawn

So sit down and write that letter
Sign up and join the fight
Sink in to all that matters
Step out into the light
Let go of all that's passing
Lift up the least of these
Lean into something lasting
Planting trees


She rises up as morning breaks
She moves among these rooms alone
Before we wake
And her heart is so full; it overflows
She waters us with love and the children grow


So many years from now
Long after we are gone
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless the dawn
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless someone

(Above is a song by Andrew Peterson called Planting Trees)


I really liked it.  Sometimes the call of being a mommy in the light of each day can seem daunting.  This helps me keep into perspective the reasons why I open the Word, type out the memory verse, pray with my children, and try (try my best) to be different, show love (but it is hard some days). 

I was blessed today while reading a book about Bibleless people that Maggie Beth prayed for them.  She said, "God, help the Temacine (Te-Mah-seen) people have the Bible in their language." Uh, yeah?  Crazy huh? Not crazy to God.  She is my prayer warrior!

I just looked at her like what did you just say?  Amazing....He is!  Truly amazing! 

God help Page and I plant these trees.




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