Sunday, May 8, 2011

Two Temples

Two Temples

A Builder builded a temple,
He wrought it with grace and skill;
Pillars and groins and arches
All fashioned to work his will.
Men said, as they saw its beauty,
“It shall never know decay;
Great is thy skill, O Builder!
Thy fame shall endure for aye.”

A Mother builded a temple
With loving and infinite care,
Planning each arch with patience,
Laying each stone with prayer.
None praised her unceasing efforts,
None knew of her wondrous plan,
For the temple the Mother builded
Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the builder’s temple,
Crumpled into the dust;
Low lies each stately pillar,
Food for consuming rust,
But the temple the Mother builded
Will last while ages roll,
For that beautiful unseen temple
Was a child’s immortal soul.

~ Hattie Vose Hall ~

Dear Christian Mothers,

The work you do, though seldom praised, is work of great value, arguably the greatest work of all.  You are shaping your children to serve as Christ's Ambassadors, representatives of the Kingdom of Almighty God.  

Don't listen to the liar who whispers in your ear, telling you that you could be doing something more worthwhile, more praiseworthy, more noble.  Nothing is more so than your valiant efforts to raise up godly warriors and servants for the cause of Christ!

Happy, Happy Mother's Day to all who faithfully build temples not of stone and mortar, but temples which glorify the Lord, Jesus Christ!    

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