My Annual Mother’s Day Poem for 2017

Mother’s Day



Mary, bending down to kiss

The face of her sweet Son

Pressed her lips upon the cheek

Of God’s anointed One


And every mother since that day

Gives birth to those who may

By faith in Christ’s redeeming blood

Be sons of God one day


As Mary raised her blessed child

To serve the God of all

May each dear Mother in her day

Take up the same high call


Young mothers now, or yet to be

Think much of this your care

To raise them in the fear of God

His grace and good to share


To make them know upon your breast

How Christ loves, even more

And waits to pour out love and grace

From Heaven’s boundless store


How born in sin and brokenness

And helpless in our guilt

Yet in the cross of Christ’s own death

A cleansing flood was spilt


To those with sons already grown

And daughters adult too

It’s not too late to pour in grace

Your day is not yet through


For every moment spent in prayer

In pleading for their souls

Will not be disregarded

By The King who hears and knows


Each tear you shed in soul’s distress

To see them saved by grace

Is noted yet in Christ’s own book

And kept before His face


Who knows the errant ones that yet

Will come to saving faith?

By means of answered mother’s prayers

Will enter Heaven’s gate?


And those who in God’s providence

Will find no children here

Do not in vain imagine

That your God and Christ don’t hear


What if those – miscarried, lost

Or by abortion or neglect

Become your sons and daughters

When from death we stand erect?


What if, in Heaven and Earth to come

Those babes are yet to grow?

And you bereft of children here

Will have them there bestowed?


The motherless and childless both

In resurrection blessed

And given to each other there

As part of God’s great rest


We rise and call you blessed all

Who’ve nursed and taught and prayed

We thank you for your sacrifice

For all that you have paid


For mothers now, and yet to be

We give our thanks and praise

Before the throne of Him who thought

To give us mothers – by His grace