Thoujght For Today - October 29 - Tribute To A Godly Mother!
Thought For Today - October 29
Tribute To A Godly Mother!
Today, my Father of all creation, I want to thank you for causing me to be born to a godly mother. Not perfect in all her ways to be sure, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God - but one whom I believe early in life recognized the need of salvation and to be born again, and reached out by faith to receive the greatest gift that could be offered to her, the Lord Jesus Christ; his life, his shed blood, his death, and his glorious resurrection for the propitiation of her sins.
Consequently, during these many years that have passed since she left us, I believe she has been, and is rejoicing in your presence, around your throne with myriad of angels, singing: “Worthy is the lamb that was slain.”
In life she feared God, obeyed the law, and honored her husband. She made her home a haven of rest - a sanctuary from all the tumult and strife that is in the world. She was a friend to all, and her house was like the “house by the side of the road”, open to all who needed a meal or shelter. She had but one son,who in he lap and at her knee heard of God for the very first time, who was warned by her to escape hell, that terrible place, and to love and obey God who loves us all. From a tattered old hymn book she taught me to sing: “I am happy in the service of the king, I am happy, Oh, so happy.”
Not until later years did I realize just how happy I could be in the service of the king, but now my Father, I know That there is no other road to true happiness.
I believe that when the trump of God shall sound, when the dead in Christ arise, when time shall be no more, and when the roll is called up yonder, she will be there. thank you my Father for the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for the forgiveness of sins. Thank you for eternal life and the hope of heaven, and thank you for a godly mother.