Godly Women
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In honor of Mother's Day
Submitted By margery on 10/05/08
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"The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge — that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other kind of women — beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career woman, talented women, divorced women, but so seldom do we hear of a godly woman — or of a godly man either, for that matter.  
 
I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realm of morals to be old-fashioned than to be ultramodern.
 
The world has enough women who know how to hold their cocktails, who have lost all their illusions and their faith. The world has enough women who know how to be smart.  It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right that socially correct."
 
 
- U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall, 1950
 
I came across this amazing quote while reading about the life of Peter Marshall.  His challenge to the women of our time puts me in mind of another work dealing with the same subject.  A subject so important, so inspiring, so powerful, that it's beauty can  be depicted by one word only - Mother.
 
Blessings on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Infancy's the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mother's first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow—
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Blessings on the hand of women!
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky—
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
 

 
- William Ross Wallace
 
 
 

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Re: Godly Women
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/05/09 - 3:36 GMT
What an encouraging quote!  I'm not a mother, but I needed to hear that:)
And that's one of my favorite poems.
 
Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
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Re: Godly Women
2 weeks - 22,163v
Posted 2010/05/09 - 15:47 GMT
It's one of my favorites, too.  What a privileged charge we have!  If only there were more women who thought the same. . .  
I thank God for my mother!
 
~Kellie~
 
P.S. I thought this post was still on the "hidden" setting - it wasn't quite ready for prime time;)  Oh, well, no harm done=)
 
See you soon!
 
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Re: Godly Women
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/05/09 - 16:33 GMT
I couldn't agree more, and I'm so thankful for my mother.  I'm thankful that God placed me in such a wonderful family!
 
~Tasha~
 
P.S. lol - that's happened to me before:)  I love the pencil drawing of the mother and her baby.  It's so sweet.
 
=D


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