I had a different thought ready for today, but yesterday I rejoiced with a friends in the birth of a little granddaughter, who is greatly loved. I knew this is the heart cry of all grandmothers, “Lord, guide me as she follows in my steps.”

footsteps follower…she and I

She follows my footsteps.

“I walk in your tracks, Mommy?”

Yes, you do, precious one,
whether Mommy is leading you to a safe place,
taking a short cut,
or walking blind.

“Oh, Lord, you have lay for me a bright path.
May my eyes be clear to see.
May I not stray

Lord, she follows…
May she see a path littered with
scraps of praise…
remains of redemption…
fragments of reliance…
the residue of peace…
the excess of grace.”

In following the footsteps that Christ has tread before me,
I make a clear path for her.

Now, Lord, for grace in the pursuit…

“I have taught you the way of wisdom;
I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
When you walk, your step will not be hampered,
and if you run, you will not stumble.
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;
guard her, for she is your life.

Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
Ponder the path of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure.”

Proverbs 4: 11-13, 25-27


Welcome, little one.

Trust God for your day, ….Today