Christian Mom

The Puppet’s Choice

alone and ready

Maker knew the time

His hands so busy

talented, primed

the stuff He needed

He already had

He started working

there was nothing to add

all the care, the love

materials ready

all within Him

hands nice and steady

creativity exploded

from each finger tip

Maker started with cloth

He made every bit

carefully crafting

every sweet stitch

intricate movements

knit together, which

created a masterpiece

the product complete

a sweet tiny puppet

lay at His feet

He sat on the floor

and marveled with joy

He really loved

the sweet little toy

He carefully created

each part, He made

rejoiced in His product

satisfaction repaid

He sat back and marveled

the puppet faced Him

and looked at His Maker

view kind of dim

he blinked and rubbed

each tiny eye

and started to see

Maker started to cry

“hello little one”

He said soft and tender

I worked really hard

don’t you remember

I put you together

each little part

all that you are

came from My Heart

I created time first

to be perfect and still

and now you are here

your presence does fill

me with joy, so overwhelming

and love deep within

and the puppet looked at Him

but he didn’t grin

“I don’t know you,” he said

I didn’t ask for this

why am I here?

he bunched tiny fists

the small puppet stood up

on his tiny feet

and angrily said

“you seem really sweet”

but I am my own

I don’t belong to You

this is MY LIFE

I do what I choose

You didn’t make me

I just came to be

I don’t care about love

or what You tell me

now that I’m here

I’ll do what I please

I don’t believe you

Maker got up on his knees

Maker stood tall

and left the great room

the puppet was left

alone to resume

the words he had spoken

love’s great rejection

he had the chance to embrace Him

but instead with aggression

he was left alone

and lay down so flat

without The Maker

his life was in fact

nothing, so empty

he needed Him, see?

the rejection was life

and all he could be

he was empty inside

without Maker, just still

and there he stayed

until, yes, until

a sweet little Boy

curious and known

and picked him up

with joy to atone

He knew the puppet

puppet knew the Boy

he had a chance

to be a new toy

he learned a great lesson

in time spent alone

he learned that rejection

wasn’t better than known

a friendship was born

on that blessed day

the Boy and his toy

would have fun and play

a time went by

and the puppet lay still

Maker entered the room

and his eyes did fill

tears fell down

“I’m sorry,” he said

he turned his face

cheeks blazen’ red

shame and regret

filled, overflowing

Maker held him

true love bestowing

that is My Son

He said tender and true

I made Him

and I made you

if you think for a second

that didn’t know

but choice was the first thing

that I did bestow

you had to choose

in a humble way

then love is united

and then you can play

and embrace your design

every stitch that I made

and realize your purpose

the love that I gave

I made you with love

I made you because

I made you, I AM

I will and I was

and in all I created

you were worth everything

and now my son

it’s love that you bring

you have accepted

you can rejoice

because you chose love

you made the right choice

there were only two

full or empty

and I am so glad

you chose full, now you see

you’ll never be alone

from this moment on

you are now forgiven

you now belong

live on in gladness

and we will rejoice

because you are made

and so happy your choice

live now in beauty

you’re given a gift

the puppet looked down

and something did shift

his cloth was transfigured

he had human hands

and now with repentance

he powerfully stands

beside His Maker

and His only Son

as accepted and loved

and has now become

part of a triumphant

eternal family

no longer a puppet

his choice made him free.

John 14

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Fatherexcept through Me.

The Father Revealed

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”

Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

The Answered Prayer

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you [c]ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Jesus Promises Another Helper

15 “If you love Me, [d]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [e]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

Indwelling of the Father and the Son

19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me.Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and [f]manifest Myself to him.”

22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

The Gift of His Peace

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the[g]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because [h]I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.

29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, andas the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

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