Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Poem

This poem was written and shared by our pastor at church. It is based upon 2 Corinthians 4:7 and Phillippians 4:13.  If you read it and share it, please be sure to give proper credit. Hope you find it an encouragment to you today!

Woman of weakness, woman of strength
Clothed in humanity, upheld by God's grace
Prone to get tired, discouraged, undone.
Yet able, in Christ to be joyful and strong.

You know as a Mom, as  a vessel of clay
The weight of the burdens you shoulder each day
Pressed in your patience, laden with cares
Constantly tending to others' affairs
And though you're resourceful, still more help you seek
You know that you're lacking, you know that you're weak.

But weakness isn't a thing to be fought
Or something to stew on to make you distraught
For God is well-pleased, to take all of you
And bring Himself glory, while showing it's true
That when you are weak, you truly are strong
As you walk in dependence on Him all day long.

When you are perplexed, He's infinitely wise
When you are undone, He's never surprised
When you are exhuasted, He won't shut HIs eyes
All that you lack, He fully supplies
For He gives His grace, and He gives without measure
And shines forth the gospel, and displays it as treasure.

So when you are weary, when feeling dismayed
Don't be discouraged, and don't be afraid.
Don't be depressed, or lay down in despair
Don't look inside, to muster what's there.
Instead look to Jesus, who lives within you.
Whose Spirit empowers all that you do.

So declare it in faith, declare it as true.
Declare this great hope with each day when it's new.
Declare it each hour, again and again

Women of weakness, women of strength
Clothed in humanity, upheld by God's grace.
Prone to get tired, discouraged, undone
Yet able, in Christ, to be joyful and strong.  

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