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(Word of warning: long post. That may or may not bring on tears. You may want to grab Kleenex.)

I don’t remember if I’ve posted this before or not. I don’t think I have.

Anyway, this is a poem I received during a seminar at Bible camp several summers ago. I love it, and I hope you do, too.

The first is the original, the second and third (declaration and prayer) are how my best friend K switched it up, and the rest are my changes.

Because – Original 

I made her. She is different. She is unique.
With love I formed her in her mother’s womb.
I fashioned her with great joy!
I remember with pleasure the days I created her.
To Me she is beautiful.
I love her. I love her smile. I love her ways.
To hear her laugh and to see the silly things she does.
She is herself and no one else.
This is how I made her.
I made her pretty, but not beautiful,
Because I know her heart, and I know she would be vain.
I wanted her to search her heart,
And learn that in ME she would be beautiful.
It would be My spirit that would draw people to her.
I made her in such a way that she would need ME.
I made her a little more lonesome than she would like to be,
Because I want her to turn to Me in her loneliness.
I made her dependant so that she would depend on ME.
I know her heart,
I know that if I had not make her like this, she would go her own way,
And forget about Me, her Creator.
I have given her many good and happy things… because I love her.
I have seen her broken heart and the tears she has cried alone.
I have been with her and had a broken heart too.
Many times she has stumbled and fallen
Because she would not take My hand.
She has learned hard lessons because she would not listen to My voice.
So many times I have sadly watched her go on her own way,
Alone.
And now she is Mine again. I made her and then bought her.
I paid a high price for her because I love her.
I have had to reshape and remold her, renewing her for My plan.
It has not been easy for her, or for Me.
I want her to be conformed in My Image…
This is the goal I have set for her because…
I LOVE HER!

 Because – Declaration

He made me. I am different. I am unique.
With love He formed me in my mother’s womb.
He fashioned me with great joy!
He remembers with pleasure the days He created me.
To Him I am beautiful.
He loves me. He loves my smile. He loves my ways.
To hear me laugh and to see the silly things I do.
I am myself and no one else.
This is how He made me.
He made me pretty, but not beautiful,
Because He knows my heart, and He knows I would be vain.
He wanted me to search my heart,
And learn that in Him I would be beautiful.
It would be His spirit that would draw people to me.
He made me in such a way that I would need Him.
He made me a little more lonesome than I would like to be,
Because He wants me to turn to Him in my loneliness.
He made me dependant so that I would depend on Him.
He knows my heart,
He knows that if He had not make me like this, I would go my own way,
And forget about Him, my Creator.
He has given me many good and happy things… because He loves me.
He has seen my broken heart and the tears I have cried alone.
He has been with me and had a broken heart too.
Many times I have stumbled and fallen
Because I would not take His hand.
I have learned hard lessons because I would not listen to His voice.
So many times He has sadly watched me go on my own way,
Alone.
And now I am His again. He made me and then bought me.
He paid a high price for me because He loves me.
He has had to reshape and remold me, renewing me for His plan.
It has not been easy for me, or for Him.
He wants me to be conformed in His Image…
This is the goal He has set for me because…
HE LOVES ME!

  Because – Prayer Form

You made me. I am different. I am unique.
With love You formed me in my mother’s womb.
You fashioned me with great joy!
You remember with pleasure the days You created me.
To You I am beautiful.
You love me. You love my smile. You love my ways.
To hear me laugh and to see the silly things I do.
I am myself and no one else.
This is how You made me.
You made me pretty, but not beautiful,
Because You know my heart, and You know I would be vain.
You wanted me to search my heart,
And learn that in You I would be beautiful.
It would be Your spirit that would draw people to me.
You made me in such a way that I would need You.
You made me a little more lonesome than I would like to be,
Because You want me to turn to You in my loneliness.
You made me dependant so that I would depend on You.
You know my heart,
You know that if You had not make me like this, I would go my own way,
And forget about You, my Creator.
You have given me many good and happy things… because You love me.
You have seen my broken heart and the tears I have cried alone.
You have been with me and had a broken heart too.
Many times I have stumbled and fallen
Because I would not take Your hand.
I have learned hard lessons because I would not listen to Your voice.
So many times You have sadly watched me go on my own way,
Alone.
And now I am Yours again. You made me and then bought me.
You paid a high price for me because You love me.
You have had to reshape and remold me, renewing me for Your plan.
It has not been easy for me, or for You.
You want me to be conformed in Your Image…
This is the goal You have set for me because…
YOU LOVE ME!

 Because – Another God perspective (could be about a guy, too) 

I made you. You are different. You are unique.
With love I formed you in your mother’s womb.
I fashioned you with great joy!
I remember with pleasure the days I created you.
To me you are beautiful.
I love you. I love your smile. I love your ways.
To hear you laugh and to see the silly things you do.
You are yourself and no one else.
This is how I made you.
I made you pretty, but not beautiful.
Because I know your heart, and I knew you would be vain.
I wanted you to search your heart,
and learn that in Me you would be beautiful.
It would be My spirit that would draw people to you.
I made you in such a way that you would need Me.
I made you a little more lonesome than you would like to be,
Because I wanted you to turn to Me in your loneliness.
I made you dependant so you would depend on Me.
I know your heart.
I know that if I had not made you this way, you would go your own way,
And forget about Me, your Creator.
I have given you many good and happy things… because I love you.
I have seen your broken heart and the tears you have cried alone.
I have been with you and had a broken heart too.
Many times you have stumbled and fallen
Because you would not take My hand.
You have learned hard lessons because you would not listen to My voice.
So many times I have watched you go on your own way.
Alone.
And now you are Mine again. I made you and then bought you.
I paid a high price for you because I love you.
I have had to reshape and remold you, renewing you for My plan.
It has not been easy for you, or for Me.
I want you to be conformed in My image.
This is the goal I have set for you, because…
I LOVE YOU!

Because – Third-party perspective

He made her. She is different. She is unique.
With love He formed her in her mother’s womb.
He fashioned her with great joy!
He remembers with pleasure the days He created her.
To Him she is beautiful.
He loves her. He loves her smile. He loves her ways.
To hear her laugh and to see the silly things she does.
She is herself and no one else.
This is how He made her.
He made her pretty, but not beautiful,
Because He knows her heart, and He knows she would be vain.
He wanted her to search her heart,
And learn that in Him she would be beautiful.
It would be His spirit that would draw people to her.
He made her in such a way that she would need Him.
He made her a little more lonesome than she would like to be,
Because He wants her to turn to Him in her loneliness.
He made her dependant so that she would depend on Him.
He knows her heart,
He knows that if He had not make her like this, she would go her own way,
And forget about Him, her Creator.
He has given her many good and happy things… because He loves her.
He has seen her broken heart and the tears she has cried alone.
He has been with her and had a broken heart too.
Many times she has stumbled and fallen
Because she would not take His hand.
She has learned hard lessons because she would not listen to His voice.
So many times He has sadly watched her go on her own way,
Alone.
And now she is His again. He made her and then bought her.
He paid a high price for her because He loves her.
He has had to reshape and remold her, renewing her for His plan.
It has not been easy for her, or for Him.
He wants her to be conformed in His Image…
This is the goal He has set for her because…
HE LOVES HER!

Because – About a guy

He made him. He is different. He is unique.
With love He formed him in his mother’s womb.
He fashioned him with great joy!
He remembers with pleasure the days He created him.
To Him he is beautiful. (handsome)
He loves him. He loves his smile. He loves his ways.
To hear him laugh and to see the silly things he does.
He is himself and no one else.
This is how He made him.
He made her pretty, but not beautiful, (change to something that fits a guy! IDK!)
Because He knows his heart, and He knows he would be vain.
He wanted him to search his heart,
And learn that in Him he would be beautiful. (worth it?)
It would be His spirit that would draw people to him.
He made him in such a way that he would need Him.
He made him a little more lonesome than he would like to be,
Because He wants him to turn to Him in his loneliness.
He made him dependant so that he would depend on Him.
He knows his heart,
He knows that if He had not make him like this, he would go his own way,
And forget about Him, his Creator.
He has given him many good and happy things… because He loves him.
He has seen his broken heart and the tears he has cried alone.
He has been with him and had a broken heart too.
Many times he has stumbled and fallen
Because he would not take His hand.
He has learned hard lessons because he would not listen to His voice.
So many times He has sadly watched him go on his own way,
Alone.
And now he is His again. He made him and then bought him.
He paid a high price for him because He loves him.
He has had to reshape and remold him, renewing him for His plan.
It has not been easy for him, or for Him.
He wants him to be conformed in His Image…
This is the goal He has set for him because…
HE LOVES HIM!

Because – For Us

He made us. We are different. We are unique.
With love He formed us in our mothers’ wombs.
He fashioned us with great joy!
He remembers with pleasure the days He created us.
To Him we are beautiful.
He loves us. He loves our smiles. He loves our ways.
To hear us laugh and to see the silly things we do.
We is ourselves and no one else.
This is how He made us.
He made us pretty, but not beautiful,
Because He knows our hearts, and He knows we would be vain.
He wanted us to search our hearts,
And learn that in Him we would be beautiful.
It would be His spirit that would draw people to us.
He made us in such a way that we would need Him.
He made us a little more lonesome than we would like to be,
Because He wants us to turn to Him in our loneliness.
He made us dependant so that we would depend on Him.
He knows our hearts,
He knows that if He had not made us like this, we would go our own way,
And forget about Him, our Creator.
He has given us many good and happy things… because He loves us.
He has seen our broken hearts and the tears we have cried alone.
He has been with us and had a broken heart too.
Many times we have stumbled and fallen
Because we would not take His hand.
We have learned hard lessons because we would not listen to His voice.
So many times He has sadly watched us go on our own way,
Alone.
And now we are His again. He made us and then bought us.
He paid a high price for us because He loves us.
He has had to reshape and remold us, renewing us for His plan.
It has not been easy for us, or for Him.
He wants us to be conformed in His Image…
This is the goal He has set for us because…
HE LOVES US! 

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