The Soldier

Her parents' dedication pledge

Became a child's simplistic hopes

Now reconfirmed in teenage years

Sincere with spiritual joy

Found when slow conversion burst

Into the life now publicly declared.


Parental vows were made in faith

Their child would follow Christ as Lord

The document now signed records

Her own desire to fight for him.


The soldier's task has just begun

With those who gave her back to God.


September 1985