Friday, January 6, 2017

More Than Today...

 Matthew 6:25-27
 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

Because we are not made to bear
More than Today’s portion of care
We should not, though the mind may stray
Try to shoulder more than today

This leap of live-laugh-love-learn-sleep
Is far too much to try to bear
More than Today’s portion of care

The heart can cup a myriad
 Of what we have or what we had
But it was never made to hold
More than today’s portion of gold

Today is ripe with life’s unknown
And quite enough all on its own
Without the weight of doubt’s despair
In tomorrow’s portion of care

No one can know what waits to be
Or we could never hope, you see
Better to trust and not to stray
Beyond the mercy of Today

So Lord, dear Lord, help us to live
Within the daily grace you give
A grace ordained never to bear
More than today’s portion of care

© Janet Martin


  1. This is so rich, Janet, and so true. We can't walk tomorrow's path today, and God doesn't grant us strength for tomorrow, until tomorrow is here. Thanks for this beautiful poem.

    1. Thank-you Dayle,
      Last night my daughter was SO tired she said a week of mothering looks long...let alone a lifetime! I told her she'll do it just like all the mothers before have day at a time!
      This was written as a reminder to her and all of us who sometimes try leap ahead.
      Last night she was able to sleep a little more and today mothering looked much brighter;-)


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