Giving Thanks December 18, 2016 – Thanking God For My Mother’s Bible

Psalm 119:105 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

This Bible is one of my favorite treasures. I grew up not knowing that my mother had ever known or believed in Jesus. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned that she had been a Christian. Unfortunately after she married my father and he became very abusive, her relationship with Christ had been left behind. You cannot lose your salvation but you can turn your back on it and walk away. Finding my mothers Bible was the way I had found out about her faith. She told me when she met my father it was in her church’s rectory and she was a part of the youth missions. Unfortunately after they moved to the mainland their marriage turned to the worst and she stopped going to church and lived as if she never had attended. Yet this discussion led to others and over the years she talked more to me about praying for me. Then almost 5 years ago she died suddenly of a stroke. I was heart broken not knowing if she had repented and  returned to Jesus. It was hard enough to lose her in this life but I wondered if I ever would see her again. Then the year after she died just before Thanksgiving I received an email from my Auntie Mary who had written to tell me that my mother had received Jesus as her Savior some months before she died in her church New Hope Oahu, and then she included a clip of the praise and worship. Although I missed my mother terribly this was the best news. I watched the video with tears of joy and danced as I watched them hula as my mother used to love me to dance for her. I still cry when I watch these, but not with sadness of loss but because of the beauty of His love and mercy and the knowledge she is with Him waiting for me.

Her Bible is old and fragile but it is a map of the words she read and what ouched her heart and now these words comfort me.

I am thankful for the Word made flesh that saved my mother and for her Bible which is now mine.

 

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17 thoughts on “Giving Thanks December 18, 2016 – Thanking God For My Mother’s Bible

  1. This is a beautiful treasure! I’m so happy your Mom received Christ before her passing. Amen! Remember to always show your children that you do love the Lord. Your experience in watching your mom and wondering, along with your Aunts email tells you just how important it is to share with your children. Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you Andi, I did raise my daughter with the knowledge of Jesus as Lord and Savior. Unfortunately she is no longer part of my life I lost her the same month my mother passed on. She is still alive but I am legally banned from her life because of false accusations and bad legal proceedings. She is an adult now with a child and it hurts knowing that she did not just turn her back on me but Jesus as well. The sad truth of people who meet Jesus but still deny Him Like Judas who walked with Christ but still betrayed Him.

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      1. My son died when he was 15. I miss is terribly. But, I cannot imagine your pain knowing where she a grandchild and unable to see her. All we can do is give it to the Lord and rely on His promise that she will return to the truth. I will pray with you.

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  2. HI Julie

    Not sure if this helps but just a thought. I happen to believe that if your mother once belonged to Jesus, then He never let her go.

    So, if she was His, she continued to be so even in her rebellion.

    Just some thoughts for you.

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  3. Julie, I pray that the Lord will bless you, knowing that this life is short and we wait for a new heavens and a new earth where there is no separation from Him. We trust Him to bring those who are His to Himself. Then we shall all be together with Him. Prayer is the key to all our desires for our loved ones who are still here. Nothing can stay His hand and His power to restore what is His. I pray the Lord’s blessing as you continue to serve Him. ~ Fran

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