by Dr. Kerry B
It’s interesting when you hear about the One Who calls you Daughter or Son Yet His name wasn’t on the birth certificate. How could there be an intimate relationship When there was no sail No compass, no North Star to show you Where He is. Yet, God has a funny way of showing you how close He can be, even if He’s far away. How He can wrap you with his grace, Yet you’ve never seen His face. All it takes is a moment of silence… As the quietness has you thinking about His mercy, His everlasting love that overcomes any self-doubt that appeared in your life. He turned your I can’t to an I will A moment as a victim to a story of victory History has an interesting thing of keeping receipts of your downfalls Yet His vision only sees you...as His. A personal pronoun that announces possession… So just think for just a second… How the biggest blessings is through His expression Just by putting His name, next to yours His child His creation His offspring His legacy A divine heredity, there’s no question why we should always give the Most High His praise. Just the sound of his name can calm the storm And turn crashing waves to still waters. Isn’t it amazing that this Father made it possible with an offer for eternal life, yet He’s the author of our story He’s there for our rising and falling actions Helping us through conflicts, yet His name brings resolution Institutions tried to silence it, but His name is too loud So, I’m always proud when people ask me who my Father is Because I will simply reply… His.
Dr. Kerry B is a poet, scholar, and author from Birmingham, AL. He has published three chapbooks, Soul Appetizer: A Sampler, An Open Table, and Surviving Myself. He received his master’s degree in English & Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and his doctoral degree from Liberty University. He is currently a faculty member in the Division of Humanities at Miles College.