Saturday, October 9, 2010

Encouragement for Mothers

What a lot of responsibility we have as mothers, and it can be easy to become discouraged. I came across the following poem recently, shared by a friend, ...  and thought it spoke so clearly of where our strength comes from. Not from ourselves, but from following hard after God.

"Lord, who am I to teach the way
To little children day by day
So prone myself to go astray?

I teach them knowledge, but I know
How faint they flicker, and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow

I teach them power to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and through

I teach them love for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but I find
My love comes lagging far behind

Lord, if their guide I still must be,
O let the little children see
The teacher leaning hard on Thee."

By Lesley Pinckney Hill

2 comments:

  1. Did you get this from Candis when she sent it out to Student Venture Moms?

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  2. You are right, Abby! This came from Candis ... I asked her if I could post it here. Such encouraging words, especially for young mothers, but also for moms (and grama's) of all ages!

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