I recently discovered a poem by Jason Reynolds. I recognized the importance of its message and will feature the poem today. I want to share it and how it relates to hope.

When poets (or others) express ideas that help the rest of us realize meaningful thoughts it gives me hope. Maybe you will find hope in it also. At least maybe you will enjoy reading a son’s appreciation for His mother as I did.

May this poem be our reminder to express appreciation for our loved ones when we have opportunities.

One specific verse in the Bible book of Ephesians teaches us to share good words and edify others. May we learn well how to use our words to edify others. By doing this we give grace and hope.

I appreciate Jason Reynolds’ poem below for the grace and hope it gives me.

My mother
Is coming home
From the hospital

And it has occurred
To me  that
Between being bathed
In a bathtub
Overflowing with
“Soapsuds and toy soldiers”

And today

I have learned to appreciate her

Seems like sickness
Becomes signals
To selfish sons

Trouble don’t last always
Nor do mothers

(Jason Reynolds)

Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that so that it will give grace to those who hear.”  (Ephesians 4: 29)

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