Ode to Jesus

By Alyce Larsen
Lancaster, PA, USA

You spoke to me in song before I knew
My fondest dream would also cause me pain.
You lifted me through years of empty wombs
With gentle whispers of, “Ye shall obtain.”

I have two babies now, both miracles.
I weep with joy and struggle to express
My gratitude for what we have achieved
Together. Oh, my heart is full.
You gave me hope, and now I’m double blessed.
Oh, Jesus! How I love thee. I believe!

This poem is part of our The Psalms of Women series.