Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ain’t Got No Mama!
Ain’t Got No Mama!
She viewed me coming down the
aisle to pick up my repaired hearing aid.“Come into my office,” my friend, the Hearing Specialist said.
I noticed she was fidgeting
with a lonely button and a sewing kit, as she explained.“I just purchased this sweater vest, and a
minute ago one of the buttons fell off.I can’t get one of the needles threaded to fix it.”
Restlessly she opened the
sewing kid and moved about the many needles inside a small box.Almost frantically she said, “Is this the
needle threader? I can’t make it work.”
As I reached out to select a
needle, she handed me the threading gadget.
Carefully, I inserted the
threader into the eye of the needle, and showed her how to pass the thread
through and then gently pull it into the needle.
Quickly I picked up the
button and proceeded to reattach it to her sweater.
“You need your mama,” I said to her.
Her response surprised me
when she replied, “Hazel I never had a mama.My birth mother did not want me or my sister, so my grandma raised us
in our early years, and she was mean to us.Later I went to live with my dad, and my step mother was uncaring and
hateful to me.”
I answered, “So you did not
have a mother figure to be a good role model and to show you love?”
She replied, “That is true.”
I told her, “Well, I love
you,” as I reached out and gave her a hug, and she hugged back.
As she handed me my package,
she said, “Those three women really missed out, because I have gone on to make
something of myself, and I am also proud of my adult children.”
In life not all children are
fortunate to have a good relationship with their mother, (or their father) even
those still living at home.
I think back at the many
times I failed as a mother to be patient and kind to my own children.Today, I am thankful that my children have
Jesus gave explicit
instructions about children and those who abuse and harm the little ones.
Jesus said, “It would
be better that a millstone was hanged around their neck and they were cast into
Now that seems a bit harsh,
but Jesus did not take kindly to the mistreatment of children.
Paul instructed Fathers not
to tease and aggravate their children and cause them to be angry.
ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the
nurture and admonition of the Lord.
I am reminded that Paul also
said children were to obey and honor their parents, and give them respect.