Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Burdens or Blessings

~ Nancy Goring

The sounds of cries distrubed her sleep- the baby one more time!
    How could this keep on hapening? She struggled not to whine.
If only she could rest a while and maybe catch a break,
    In two more hours the other kids would surely be awake!

While tending to the baby's needs this though ran through her mind,
    "Dishes, Laundry, Cooking! I'm always in a bind!
I have so many things to do; I just can't do it all.
    My life is such a jumbled mess, I feel so very small.

And then there's mom and dad; they need me too," she sighed,
    "So many things to care for, no time for me, "she cried.
She looked into her baby's eyes, resting peacefully
    It struck her then how blessed she was, to have this family.

Some folks don't have a home or bed to rest in every night,
    And many don't have children who will bring them such delight.
Some have lost their parents and their hearts are broken in two.
    And others don't have food or clothes or laundry to do.

So when it came to bearing up beneath her heavy load,
    She realized the blessings that her Father had bestowed.
The hard times that we all must face will make us stronger too,
Our God will be there with us, and He will help us through.
Nancy is the wife of Bill Goring, who serves as a gospel preacher and elder for the Chipman Road church of Christ in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren and has taught Bible class for over 40 years, speaks at Ladies Day gatherings and has published several books including: Behavior Becoming Holiness: Studies in Titus Chapter 2 and Overcoming our Self-Imposed Prisons.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful words of wisdom, Nancy! Love you so much!