What Mothers Cannot Do

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   April 5, 2007

Lord,
in this frenzied puttering
around the house,
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The dusting,
straightening,
muttering,
are but the poor
efforts of a heavy heart
to help time pass.
Praying on my knees
I get uptight;
for hearts and lives
are not the only things
that need to be
put right.

And, while I clean,
please,
if tears should fall,
they’re settling the dust,
–that’s all.
Lord, I will straighten
all I can
and You–
take over what we mothers
cannot do.

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  1. Elizabeth Kyengo says:

    Learning from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and walking in the fear of God is my heart’s desire—and that’s what you preach. Thanks so much.