We mothers must take care of the possible
and trust God for the impossible. We are to love, affirm, encourage, teach, listen, and care for the physical needs of the family.
We cannot convict of sin, create hunger
and thirst after God, or convert. These are miracles, and miracles are not
in our department.
I have, as wife and mother, a good cause—
the best cause in the world—but I lack the
shoulders to support it. The job isn’t
too big for me. I’m not big enough for the job.
As a mother, I must faithfully, patiently,
lovingly and happily do my part—
then quietly wait for God to do His.
Selections taken by permission and adapted from Prodigals and Those Who Love Them,
by Ruth Bell Graham. ©1991, 1999 The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust.