My sister emailed me this song today, by way of reminder and encouragement. The words are so good and speak for themselves!
Have you heard the Holy Spirit speaking clearly?
Precious parents who have children in your care?
Have you seen how they need nurturing so dearly
While they’re with you for the few short years you share?
Let not earthly things in any way encumber.
Bear your children on your heart in all you do.
For the years you with them share are few in number.
While you’ve time, love every child God gives to you.
Do you realise what a precious gift you’re given?
Nothing else can with these little ones compare.
Keep the world out of you’re home so it’s a haven;
Then with pow’r and light and salt they’ll flourish there.
Have you seen how children help with your salvation?
How you’re spared by them from living selfishly?
Therefore, thank your Lord and Maker who has given
Such a glorious fountain in the family.
Children bring you toil and work while they are growing.
You can clean and deal with problems all day long.
But they one day will be grown and from you going.
You’ll be glad you took your trial with a song.
When there’s shelter, warmth and joy at home provided,
Then your little ones can grow in harmony.
Have this goal, and by the Spirit’s voice be guided.
God will bless the meek who hearken willingly.