Stork Central 1,114 Posted August 5, 2002 Report Share Posted August 5, 2002 Love: Variation on a Theme If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place but have not love, I am a housekeeper, not a homemaker. If I have time for waxing, polishing, and dishwashing but have not love, my children learn of cleanliness, not Godliness. Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh. Loves smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly-cleaned window. Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves and is responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood. Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart. Before I became a mother, I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection in my child. As a mother there is much I must teach my child but the greatest of all is Love. --Pennington Bend Herald Nashville, TN Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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