Thursday, February 26, 2009

Poetry Thursday

I have decided to start sharing some poetry that I know or come across on Thursdays. I hope you enjoy.

This is a poem from the book "Footprints of a Pilgrim: The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham"
In this particular poem she is talking about her children and raising them for the Lord.

Five I have:

each separate, distinct, a soul bound for eternity:

and I--blind leader of the blind--

groping and fumbling,

casual and concerned,

by turns.....

undisciplined, I seek

by order and command

to discipline and shape;

(I who need Thy discipline to shape my own disordered soul).

O Thou Who seest the heart's true, deep desire,

each shortcoming and each sad mistake,

supplement and overrule,

nor let our children be the victims of our own

unlikeness unto Thee.

by: Ruth Bell Graham


Sue said...

I love that -- especially the last part. I often pray, "Lord, please cover my mistakes!"