HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOM'S OUT THERE "ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR MOM TODAY?
A MOTHER'S MARRED HANDS
There was a teenager who didn’t want to be seen in
public with her mother, because her mother’s arms were terribly disfigured. One
day when her mother took her shopping and reached out her hand, a clerk looked
Later, crying, the girl told her how embarrassed she was.
hurt, the mother waited an hour before going to her daughter’s room to tell
her, for the first time, what happened.
"When you were
a baby, I woke up to a burning house. Your room was an inferno. Flames were
everywhere. I could have gotten out the front door, but I decided I’d rather
die with you than leave you to die alone. I ran through the fire and wrapped my
arms around you.
Then I went back through the flames, my arms on fire. When I
got outside on the lawn, the pain was agonizing but when I looked at you, all I
could do was rejoice that the flames hadn’t touched you."
Stunned, the girl
looked at her mother through new eyes. Weeping in shame and gratitude, she
kissed her mother’s marred hands and arms.
Motherhood is no easy job and while our culture spins out of
control and the family unit breaks down, the Bible lifts up the family and
exalts the place of the woman in the family. Motherhood is a ministry. It is a
ministry of teaching, preparing children to follow God’s pathways, and being an
example of the love of Jesus.
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