Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. ~ Exodus 20:12
Today we continue to follow this commandment by honoring Mothers. Many mothers were/are the heart of the Christian home-leading and guiding us to Church and in Christian life. In honor of Mothers, the following story is shared:
Up in heaven a child was ready to be born. The child asked God, "I know you are sending me to earth, but how can I survive there? I am so small and helpless."
God replied, "I have chosen a special angel for you there. She will love and take care of you."
"But how will I understand what people say to me? I don't know a single word of the language they speak!"
"Your angel will say the sweetest things you will ever hear and she will teach you how to speak the language."
"And when I want to talk to You...?"
"Your angel will gently place your little hands together and teach you how. That the simplest language of all. It's called prayer."
"Who will protect me there, God?"
"Your angel is soft and gentle, but if something threatens you, there is no stronger force on Earth than the power she'll use to defend you."
"I will be sad not getting to see You anymore."
"I will always be next to you, even though you can't see Me. And your angel will teach you the way to come back to Me if you stray."
Then it was time to go. Excited voices could be heard, anticipating the child's arrival. In a hurry the babe asked softly, "Oh God, if I must go now, please tell me my angel's name!"
And God replied, "You will call your angel......Mom." ------Author unknown