Below is a poem I composed for the birth of Owen Warren Chase, who arrived today, February 12, 2013, at 8:55 pm, weighing in at 8 lbs 1 oz and measuring 20.5 inches long.
Our family is so blessed to have three boys. What a privilege to be a parent, what a heavy responsibility to shepherd young hearts.
“Into Our Quiver”
Written for Owen Warren Chase
February 12, 2013
Into our quiver You have given
Us a son, the third,
Another blessing from above, and
One more soul to herd.
A bearer of Your image, he is
Made to have dominion.
His ev’ry path You have traced out,
His ev’ry day You’ve written.
In Your hand his heart, like all,
Is in need of Your mercy,
The kind alone that saves from sin
And opens hearts unworthy.
May our son, whom we name Owen,
Live out its meaning, “noble,”
A boy who grows to be a man
And is, in Christ, most hopeful.
O Father, hear this prayer we make,
And grant to him salvation,
That one day he might join the throng
Of saints from ev’ry nation.