Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jesus to His Mother by J.R.. Miller

It was on the cross that Jesus paid his last tribute of love and honor to his mother.   The nails were in his hands and feet and he hung there in agony.  He was dying in deepest shame.  The obloquy of the world was pouring its blackest tides upon his head.  In the throng below,, his eye fell on a little group of loving friends, and among them he saw his mother.   Full as his heart was of its own anguish, it was not too full to give thought to her.  She would have no protector now.  The storms would beat in merciless fury upon her unsheltered head.  Besides the bitterness of her bereavement there must be the shame she must endure on his account, the shame of being the mother of one who died on a cross.  His heart felt all this, and there, in the midst of his own agony, he made provision for her, preparing a home and shelter for her.  Amid the dark scenes of the cross his example shines like star in the bosom of the blackest clouds saying to us, "Honor they father and they mother."

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