God’s Children, Flip Book: This is a book of Children Poems I wrote and was illustrated by my daughter, Dahlia. The book consists of Sonnets, Hymns, Villanelles, Ballads, (Heroic) Couplets, Epigrams, Heterometric Rhymes, Odes, Biblical Free Verse, and other Forms of poetry, including ranges of prosody. It is appropriate for all ages.
It is mostly rhyming poetry and Christian based. Surely, I have not taken my verse to the Pulpit. Instead, I have composed contemporary poetry written for children with the message and fibers of Christian faith with its joy, kindness, peace and love with one’s self and others.
When you click on the link and flip through the pages, you may have to wait a minute for the images to upload. (Depending on your internet connection.) I hope you enjoy the book and I hope it inspires some of our children to enact on their own creative endeavors. It brought me great joy working with my daughter creating this book and I am super proud of her. The book was written for my daughter, and I also hope that every child knows how precious and sacred they are.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their Children. – Proverbs 17:6
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked. “who, then, is the greatest in the kingodm of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whomever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kindgom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18.1 -5
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. – Psalm 127:3 -5
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord! – Psalm 113:9
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Promans 8:14
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”John 3:16
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Mark 9:37
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbelievier. 1 Timothy 5:8 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew your, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Truly, I say to you, “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Leviticus 19:3
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” Ephesians 5:1
Little Children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we’re children of God. Romans 8:16
Beloved, we are God’s Children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3