Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Faith of Our Mothers

Proverbs 1:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
    and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Romans 10:17 English Standard Version (ESV)

17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

I learned about my need for Jesus from my mother and I am thankful.  She has Alzheimer's now; but, because she has taught me of a Savior who will never leave me, I know in the same way He will never leave her.  That's a comfort.  She has lost much here but she'll soon gain eternity.  Actually, she gained eternity the moment she first believed.  I cherish the legacy of faith passed from my grandparents, to my parents, to me and to my son.  It's why Laura Story's new song, "Give You Faith" touched my heart.

Give You Faith - Laura Story
I see your tiny face
Your fingers wrapped in mine
And I wonder how I'll raise
This precious gift of life

I'd give you all my money
But you can't buy what you'd need
I'd show you all the world
But more than anything

I wanna give you faith
I wanna leave you hope
That you would know a love that
Never let's you go
More than wisdom or wealth,
More than happiness or health,
May you say I gave you faith

I'm gonna let you down
I'm gonna disapoint
But there's a love I found
That's sturdy in the storm

The very God who formed you
Gives grace enough for us
And though I won't be perfect
I'll teach you to trust

Oh, and there will come a day
When you question everything
And the very ground beneath you
Starts to shake
That all I can offer is a prayer from far away
To the One who's never left you

She will give you faith
He'll give you hope
He'll be the love that will never let you go

More than wisdom and wealth
More than happiness and health
May you say, I gave you faith
May you say, I gave you faith

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