A young child stands off alone

Uncertain mind swims with thoughts

Emotions muddy the once clear waters

Questions stir together

Acceptance, acknowledgement, self worth

Confusion creeps in

Until the hug of a grandmother draws near,

Warmth melts all,

A grandfather’s expressions of love help clear the air,

Parents reinforced.

The young child stands free as a child again

Genuine excitement, genuine enthusiasm takes hold once more

Gladness in sharing spontaneous thoughts and other things

Experiences that cover with meaning

Little, small things that build together into refreshing purpose

Fears and anxieties filtered out

Swept away by smiles and words of love;

The cleansing gift of family soothes

Assures the most tender feelings

Helps anchor the fragile experiences.

The young who often stand with hidden needs

Without words to explain,

A heart just learning to search and grasp

Becoming aware of hidden treasure

In a distant, mysterious field; 

A taste for goodness newly developed

Honest delight, a love too rarely seen.

The Lord stands and watches from Heaven

He moves one, stirs another, colors a circumstance

And His heart flutters as a most powerful butterfly.




About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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