Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Note in Mother's Pocket

Mother and Daughter Doing Laundry Hanging Wash

Throughout the day, worries often come to mother's mind.   She may be troubled about this child, or that one.  She may be concerned about finances or stormy weather.  She may be worried about her husband or how to handle some difficulty.

These thoughts can make her shaky, sad and fearful.  But the wise mother has learned a little secret.  She keeps a note in her pocket.

This note is a little reminder of the answers to all her troubles.  She will go about her homemaking duties, washing clothes, polishing furniture, doing dishes, tending the children and making food.  Every so often, she will reach in her pocket and remember the note.  This soothes her rising fears.

Sometimes, when times get really tough, mother will take the note out of her pocket.  She will lay it down on the table before her, and she will read it.  Seeing the words on the note comfort her greatly.  Then she puts the paper back in that special place, where she can carry it around everywhere. 

There is something from Scripture in I Samuel 17:47.  It is a very precious message.  No matter what our troubles, no matter what Goliaths we face, or our children face, ". . . the battle is the Lord's. . ."

And these are the very words on Mother's note.

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

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Mrs. Laura Lane said...

Ah yes, I knew it had to be scripture. Bless you!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Kathy said...

Perfect! I think I need a wall hanging wtih that on it. Love the way you encourage me.

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Wonderful encouragement - GREAT post!


Cathy said...