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Topic: Risk (05/17/12)
TITLE: Do I Dare?
By LaRue Kendrick
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Do I dare love this child God has given us?
Do I dare not love this child, and wish I had much later?
Do I dare put my heart on the line, and maybe have it broken?
Do I dare not put it on the line and miss the blessing and closeness with this child?
Do I dare have hopes and dreams for this child?
Do I dare not to have them and neglect encouragement and praise?
Do I dare pray for this child in fear my prayers won’t be answered?
Do I dare not pray and miss the oneness with God and the vision He has for this child?
Do I dare be proud of this child and chance a sinful pride?
Do I dare not be proud and miss the humble gratitude in what God is doing in this child’s life?
Do I dare be thankful for this child for fear the child will be taken from me too soon?
Do I dare not to be thankful and know this child will forever be a part of me?
Do I dare to put this child in God’s hands for Him to plan and care for?
Do I dare not to but trust my own inadequacy and blindness to plan and care for this child?
Yes, I do dare. I dare to do all these things. For only then will I know the fullness of life God has for both of us.
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