A sweet couple in our church was aware of this challenging journey that was set before us and reached out to encourage us by offering us a poem, simply titled Heaven’s Very Special Child. This poem had once been given to them as well when they learned of their own child’s special needs. If you are a parent with the remarkable task of raising a child that needs extra help, may this poem encourage your heart. If you are a friend or relative of someone who could use such an encouraging word, then please pass this poem along to them.
As we offer hope to one another, I am grateful for how detailed and intentional our Heavenly Father is in the creation of every child, as Psalm 139 records. He understands first-hand with having a Son, Jesus, who accepted the physical limitations of a human body. It was in that human form that Christ accomplished God’s specific will and purpose through suffering His death on a cross. Thankfully in dying for our sins, Jesus did not stay dead. He was raised to life and ascended into heaven where He sits with His Father in His resurrected body. I look forward to a glorified body too. How about you?
Heaven’s Very Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
It was time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above ---
“This special child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishment he may not show.
And he’ll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
So many times he will be labeled
‘Different,’ ‘helpless,’ and ‘disabled.’
So, let’s be careful where he’s sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is heaven’s very special child.” --- Anonymous