Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rainy Day Reading

On June 14, 2007, Ruth Graham left the confines of this earth to be with the God she faithfully served.  I was reading some of her poetry and quotes this afternoon.  I have a book of poems she had written and I appreciate how much of her poetry is centered around her life with her husband and children.  Although she wrote of things common to motherhood, she often focuses on her walk with Jesus as the One for Whom she lived.  Her poems create peaceful word pictures, and as the rain fell steadily on my rooftop today I felt rewarded with a ray of sunshine by reading her poems. Her husband Billy said of her, “I am so grateful to the Lord that He gave me Ruth, and especially for these last few years we’ve had in the mountains together. We rekindled the romance of our youth, and my love for her continued to grow deeper every day,” Graham recollected. “I will miss her terribly and look forward even more to the day I can join her in heaven.”  I'm looking forward to reading more of her poetry there! 

Listen, Lord,
a mother’s praying
low and quiet:
listen, please.
Listen to what her tears
are saying,
see her heart
upon its knees;
lift the load
from her bowed shoulders
till she sees
and understands,
You, Who hold
the worlds together,
hold her problems
in Your Hands
.  Ruth Bell Graham

No comments:

Post a Comment