Leave Your Worries, Take His Hand

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

I know I’ve really been encouraging you ladies to enjoy your days… and I’ve put this into practice in my own life.  My mum shared this poem with me (see below) and it reads out over and over in my mind as I go about my days.  I also think of myself being the one who holds out my hand… to God.  He shares my days with me, and takes great joy as I discover all He has for me in His creations and in the life He’s given me.  He is a Good Father who never worries about tomorrow.  Leave your worries with Him, and follow where He leads. 

– Written for the August 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments.  www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs

I Took His Hand and Followed

My dishes went unwashed today

I didn’t make the bed,

I took his hand and followed

Where his eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring,

My little son and I…

Exploring all the great outdoors

Beneath the summer sky

We waded in a crystal stream,

We wandered through a wood…

My kitchen wasn’t swept today

But life was gay and good.

We found a cool, sun-dappled glade

And now my small son knows

How Mother bunny hides her nest,

Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.

We watched a robin feed her young,

We climbed a sunlit hill…

Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,

We plucked a daffodil.

That my house was neglected,

That I didn’t brush the stairs,

In twenty years, no one on earth

Will know, or even care.

But that I’ve helped my little boy

To noble manhood grow.

In twenty years, the whole wide world

May look and see and know.

-Author Unknown

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