If I live in a house of spotless beauty
with everything in its place, but have not Love,
I am a housekeeper—not a homemaker.
If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative
achievements, but have not Love,
my children learn cleanliness—not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints
on a newly
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through the trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler,
runs with the child,
then stands aside
to let the youth walk into
Love is the key that opens salvation’s message
Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of
perfection. Now I glory in God’s perfection of my child. As a mother,
there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is Love.