A MOTHER’S LOVE: BLESSING AND HOPE

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who love your children and who are loved by them. You are blessed and are a blessing. You will leave a legacy of blessing and hope.

Jeff and Sheri Easter wrote a song, “She Loved,” both in honor of their her own mothers and to express perhaps the best that can be said of a mother after she passes from this world. You may read the words below, but please also listen to Jeff and Sheri Easter performing the song online to be blessed.

Ponder your own legacy. May we parents strive to better love our precious gifts from God, our children. I am thankful that a mother’s love for me and my brother (and for our children) is a legacy left by my own dear mother.

SHE LOVED

Someone once asked,
“If only you knew
How short life would be,
What would you do?
What would they say
When God called you home?
What would they engrave
Once you were gone?”

I hope they would see
What I’ve done in my life;
Who I’ve cared for
And how I survived.
I hope they’d say,

“She loved more than anything else.
She loved with all of her heart.
She loved everyone she believed in.
She loved, oh she loved.

She loved the Lord
And served all her life;
A sacrificial mother
And an honorable wife.
She gave all she had
And through every trial
Made life much sweeter
Because of her smile.”

Everyone will see
What she’s done in her life,
Who she cared for,
And how she survived.
I’m sure they’d say,

“She loved more than anything else.
She loved with all of her heart.
She loved everyone she believed in.
She loved, oh she loved.

She loved, everyone she believed in.
She loved, oh she loved
Oh, she loved.”

(Jeff & Sherri Easter)

Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”  (Proverbs 31:  28 – 30)

HOPE FOR AMERICA: PRAY, REPENT, HOPE

In the 20th century America endured great turmoil from WW1 and WW2 to unrest of the 1960’s and 70’s, racial riots in streets at home, threats abroad of “Death to America!”, political assassinations, hostage-taking, and numerous signs of decline and deterioration.

Finally believers from across America gathered in Washington, DC, shared President Lincoln’s Proclamation for Prayer (see April 24, 2021, blogpost), and prayed trusting 2 Chronicles 7: 14.

The two main prayers of this event were answered the following day! Fifty-two American hostages held in captivity for 444 days were released and a new US President was inaugurated.

Many had renewed hope for America as Ronald Reagan took the oath as President with his right hand raised and left hand on a Bible opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14.

As in the past it was the Scripture needed for the day:  “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Signs of healing and restoration were witnessed, falling inflation rates, rising economic growth, strengthening military power, fall of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Not only American history but world history changed after people prayed.

Now… today… have we forgotten Who gives blessings to a nation? Unfortunately we are not heeding warnings. With prayer and repentance we can become hopeful again. Without it the future becomes bleaker and America weaker. If we pray, repent, hope, then we will experience God’s blessings in our hearts… our nation… our world.