Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Love for a Child

Love for a Child


Children are indeed a blessing

A heritage from God Above

The very thought of her child

Ignites a parent’s heart with love


When a child has been born

And the mother looks into his eyes

A sense of familiarity and love wells

Taking even her own heart by surprise


What is this connection then

Between the parent and the child?

What is it that tames even the bold

Making them selfless, warm and mild?


So much exists in this bond

Deep mystery and love intersect here

So beautiful this connection

That to God’s own love I do compare

The Eternal One loves us deeply

His beloved children we truly are

Beyond thought is the vastness of His love

Stretching wide and long, deep and far


How grateful I am that He

Gives a taste of His love for me

For in my own love for my children

A glimpse of God’s love I do see


Though of His Love I know not the depth

Nor do I appreciate the towering height

I do know that my own heart does soar

And with great love it does take flight


And so all the more I appreciate

The sacrifice of God’s only Begotten Son

The tremendous pain He must have felt

To watch them kill His only One


A parent’s love is but a shadow

Of the immense love God has for you

Beyond our comprehension, yes

Yet still beautifully and divinely true


So, as you take your child’s hand

And as your heart radiates with love

Celebrate the agape-love which streams  

From your Heavenly Father above


© 2011 Caroline Gavin

In what ways do you see and feel God’s love in the parent’s love for a child?

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  • Carole Simone

    What a lovely poem about the bond of mother and her child!

    How touching as you write about God’s love for us! And how you connect it to the love that parent has for his child.

    Caroline….how your heart loves God and it shows!

    You are blessed in so many, many ways!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Your comment truly touched my heart!

      Thank you so much, and I am glad you enjoyed the poem. God does love us more than we can fathom, and it is a blessing to have a glimpse through the parent-child connection.

      YOU also are very, very blessed!!
      God’s Love, Grace and Joy be with you always!!

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  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann Musico

    Caroline every time my heart swells with love for one of my 3 jewels, it hits me all over again that God feels the same way (and moreso) about me! It is truly mind-boggling and wonderful beyond words, all at once! You captured the essence beautifully.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Thank you so much, Ann! Yes, mind-boggling and wonderful all at once! Praise God for His indescribable, immeasurable, limitless love! May He continue to richly bless you, my dear sister and friend in Christ!