Silence, Cries, and Why

For many of us, Mother's Day is too hard to bear and we find it glad to be over. I found this poem and thought it might minister to you whatever your stage of motherhood.

The silence is broken by a baby’s first cry Celebration of life, the holy, the why Jesus is present in your joy, in your smile New mother he loves you, he gave you this child. The silence is broken by a mother’s heart-cry Precious life has been lost, and we wonder why Jesus is present in your pain, in your loss Dear woman he loves you, felt your pain on the cross. The silence is broken, the house rings with cries Crazy parenting life, we’re both asking why Jesus is present in your angst and frustration With us as his kids he understand irritation. The silence isn’t broken, there’s no child’s cry Wishing you were a mom, and you’re left asking why Jesus is present as you weep and you pray He holds you even when there’s nothing to say. The silence is broken, with joy-filled cries Kids once who were homeless don’t have to ask why Jesus is present as they become your own He too was adopted, made the world his home. The silence is broken, by your own cries Your children rebelling, and you don’t know why Jesus is with you while they’re far from home He is also with them wherever they roam. The silence is broken, with laughter you cry Watching them grow, you are blessed, and know why Jesus smiles with you amidst those moments of joy When you’re so thankful to parent your girls and your boys. The silence is broken, with a full heart you cry Life without your own mom, you're asking God why Jesus is with you, you’re not alone in your fear He will hold you up and he will catch all your tears.

The silence is broken with a single mother's cry The struggle of parenting alone and the why Jesus is present in your singleness Through grieving and joy he will be your rest. The silence is broken with heaven’s own cry This joy and this pain, we all now know why We will be present with Jesus, we shall see his face Every woman there will be crowned with beauty and grace. No matter how you experience the silence or cries No matter the reasons your heart wonders why Jesus is with you, and will never leave Find your joy in his love, and to his glory ever cleave.

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