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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Trust

“Every mother is like Moses.
She does not enter the promised land.
She prepares a world she will never see.”
~ Pope Paul VI

Mother's Trust

All your children shall be taught by the LORD,
And great shall be the peace of your children.
~ Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)

A Psalm Of David.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
~ Psalms 103:1 (NKJV)

Please forgive the poor quality of the above photo. It is a couple-three years old. It is one of my very favorites, of my three youngest children with their mother.

The little guy, Daniel, is now five. He was learning the Lord’s prayer about a month ago. In typical manner, he didn’t get all the words right at first. In non-typical manner, he confused not the sound of the words, but which word to use. He said, “Our Father in Heaven, blessed be Your name.”

He remembered. He understood.

We don’t immediately send the kids to children’s church on Sunday mornings, but keep them with us during praise time, sitting in the back so I can talk quietly to Daniel as we sing. I used to help him recognize words he knows on the big screen—Lord, Jesus, God, love. Now he spots them himself and excitedly points them out to me.

So it was only natural that he’d more easily remember from singing it, “Blessed be Your name.” And really, I was more happy to hear from a child’s lips that particular blessing of the Lord.

I wish he’d been slower to learn “hallowed.” I absolutely did not tell him he got it wrong those two or three times he said “blessed,” because it was so very right.

Oh Lord my God, I bless Your name. Please let the first words to escape my lips each morning and the cry of my last breath be of blessing You. Whatever else is learned by the children You've entrusted to my teaching, may they know to bless Your name without fail.

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  1. What an amazingLY loveLY picture! (I couldn't resist.) How beautiful all of you are. That picture alone is abundant in blessings. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's day Anne! And yes, blessed be His name!!!!!!!!

  2. I love the picture sis, blessed be His name, now and forever. Happy Mother's Day. I love you.

  3. Oh, yes, indeed ... hope your day is as warm as your heart!

  4. This post.
    That photo ...

    I just love you, Anne Lang Bundy. You're a beautiful warrior princess for Jesus. You do battle daily for Jesus here in this place, helping to equip us and "build the body." But there's just something so very tender about that photo that just makes me love you all the more.

    You're amazing.

    Yes, a warrior princess you are ... tough and tender, both.

  5. T ~ I agree. Those are some beautiful little ones I'm holding. (No partiality here.)

    Denise ~ Blessed be His name, now and forever. I love you too.

    Susan ~ You are likewise a blessing. Thank you.

    Jennifer ~ You are beautiful. I'm so pleased to bless you.

  6. ...didn't know it was you until i read the post. thought i was looking at four kids. seriously. thought it was your oldest daughter with your young`ns. guess i better go see the eye doctor soon.

  7. Happy belated Mother's Day, dearest friend. Love that story about Daniel. Love our children's pure, unfettered love for our Savior. It is such an inspiration. I hear my daughter pray in her bed at night; it's the sweetest music to my ears, sweeter than any music Beethoven wrote. :-) (Sorry, Ludwig). ;)

  8. such a soft, happy picture... a smile for today for me. :-)

  9. Bud ~ You're awfully sweet, and I've enough pride to enjoy the compliment.

    Gwen ~ I think Ludwig would happily listen to those prayers as well. I can feel you smiling from here.

    Kelly ~ Knowing I made you smile ... well, that feels about as good as that photo.


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