Of all the jewels and gems the Lord’s earth yields
these are the finest, known before creation.
We’re blessed by our charge with their formation,
for unlike the grass and flowers of the fields
that bloom and wither, these stones will transcend
the hands that cultivate them. Love will hew
them with their characters and habits through
patient admonition, guidance to ascend
the desires for temporal renown.
Gently chiseled, they’ll reflect Truth’s clarity;
softly polished, show Goodness’ purity,
and so be placed in an everlasting crown.
Written for the 2018-19 Net Gen Homeschool CoOp yearbook