creative commons licensed by James Jordan
by Gideon Burton
after D&C 78:17-18:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you; And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.
What copious abundance, ready, set,
awaiting and prepared by Father's hands
but hidden to your little eyes: the grand
and great, the fishes heavy in their net.
Too little, children, yet to see or bear
the rush of grace, the hush of others' pain,
the cresting crush of deserts' sudden rain,
the blooming flush of flesh in fresh repair.
Yet I will lead and cheer you, find your way,
will clear the tangled knots and smooth the road,
will coach and calm and cry and seek and pray.
In joy await: the kingdom keeps for you,
eternities that surge and swirl and flow
in blessings, riches -- quiet, promised, true.