Of all the gifts that are given in life,
There’s one that excels them all—
A gift that’s more precious than silver and gold
Or other gifts that we might one day recall.
Each one of us receives this gift
The moment we are born;
Although they vary in shape and size,
It’s one that we never should scorn.
“What is this precious gift?”
Asks one with a perplexed, puzzled face.
“Why it’s your mother who gave you life
And held you at birth with a tender embrace.”
Yes, a mother is a precious gift from God,
Who carries you nine months in her womb;
She’ll nurture you from the time you’re born
And love you through life until the tomb.
She rises early to give you food
And encourages you when you’re sad.
She never stops until the job is done,
Even though weary or sometimes mad.
When we fall down and scrape our knee
She kisses it to make it well;
It seems there’s healing in her lips
In a way a doctor cannot tell.
During times when we’re lonely,
She holds us and sings a comforting song;
Even when we err or stray away,
She’ll still love us though we’re wrong.
That’s why a mother is life’s most precious Gift,
Given from God up above;
Through her we learn that He also longs
To show us His redeeming Love.
So let us give thanks to the Lord up above
For our mothers who love us so;
May we always respect them in all we do,
For a mother’s love is the best on earth we’ll ever know.
To contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled “Morning Manna,” write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.