Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mrs. Campbell

Here is a beautiful snippet of a mother's love. Read it...make sure you have some Kleenex...pray for this family...what a beautiful thing the Lord has allowed in their lives!

  I have been following Campbell's Hope blog for a long while now. She shares the most beautiful thoughts of her children. Biological and Adopted alike...this is a family with a love that is infectious. They are an eclectic mix of beauty inside and out. We all could learn so much from this woman...this family. Makes me ashamed of how we don't find this joy in our own home at times. We allow things of this world to turn our eyes away from the really important parts. We get busy, we consume our thoughts and time with things that don't really matter. We are raising children to love, fear, and obey our Lord, not how to be the best sports player, or best dressed. Why do we allow things like this to over shadow the truth? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure their home is full of trials, big and small, just like the rest of us, but the way they choose to honor God with the blessings He has given them is truly a gift in itself.

   Could you imagine giving away your child? Jo's mother is a strong woman. A woman who loves him like a true mother. Wanting to save him, instead of loosing him. Yet, at the same time she had to loose him, in order to save him. How heart wrenching it would be, to be so selfless...

  Do not waste the gifts God has given. He blesses us, yet we allow that blessing to fade into the background. Imagine what our world would be like if children were considered gifts by all. Imagine the different out look everyone would have.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”
(Genesis 33:5 ESV)

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
(Matthew 18:2-6 ESV)

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
(Mark 10:13-16 ESV)

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
(Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV)

My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster from them will rise suddenly, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?
(Proverbs 24:21-22 ESV)

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children–
(Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV)

Some food for thought~Heather

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