God Must Have Known
God must have known how we would need
Some dear one close at hand;
Someone that we could count on,
Who would always understand;
Someone whose love would rise above
Our faults - our negligence;
One who would know no sacrifice -
Expect no recompense.
God must have known that other loves,
Though precious they might be,
Could never quite fulfill this
Special need of you and me.
He must have known that sometimes, too,
We'd need a gentle prod,
A quiet close reminder of
The constant love of God.
God must have known we'd need one love,
Steadfast above all others,
A love more likened to His own -
And that's why He made Mothers.
Doris Cone Ray