WEDNESDAY

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Jeremiah 33: 14-16

READING LUKE IN DECEMBER

Luke 7

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TONIGHT’S SERMON TOPIC AND BIBLE PASSAGES

God’s Righteous Judgement – Romans 2: 1-11

SUSAN P. STONE

With her permission, I’m sharing a Facebook post from a friend who grew up in Roseland and attended Amite High. I’m sure this will touch your heart.

“I was going through old papers and found an old notebook I used to jot down thoughts and ideas. The following is in my notebook written in pencil(my favorite writing device) in my handwriting with no date or “written by”. If I copied this from someone I don’t recall. I know it sounds like my work but I have had a few years and tons of things happen to clutter my brain and make me unsure if it’s me or did I copy it. If I copied it I hope sharing it does not create an issue. The words touch me deeply. Thx! Susan

“Her life began as a daughter and a sister. Her wish was for motherhood. She found her love’s mister. She is now a wife and her wish for motherhood can be granted. It’s been years together as they wait. It’s good news—it’s never too late. Her wish, her wish, in a few more months her wish for motherhood. She sits on the windowsill with warm sunshine upon her face. She gently rubs her roundness and holds with her fingers laced. She speaks her words of love to the child she has yet to meet. The nursery is nearly done, painted yellow, good for a girl or a fella.

The pains begin to course through her body. Her heart beats faster as she nears motherhood. The family she has wished for is near at hand. Another wave of pains and the moment grows near.

The new life gone before it could start. She cradles her baby so still. She must part against her will.

Tears of a mother could be heard by one and all.

Tears of a mother——

Tears of a mother——“

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“Edit to my Tears of a Mother: I wanted to clarify that I lost a baby to miscarriage over 40 years ago but it felt as if I lost a term baby but pregnancy not that far. I felt guilty that I had done something wrong knowing it was not true but emotions run crazy thoughts into your head. I had a life within me and now it was gone. My mom helped me through the feelings I was mired in by sharing her experiences and feelings of 3 miscarriages and the loss of a full term child. I had a couple of friends that had the same thing and knew what I was feeling. In the mist of one of my writing phases I feel certain the story is my writing. Several lines are seared into me. My brain had a mild issue in 2004 that has interfered with some of my memories. Some memories clear as can be and others have a road block denying me access. Partial memories get under my skin so to speak as the memory is just sitting there and I just can’t reach it completely. Thank you all who left me a note. I appreciate each of you. Thanks!”

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….I know many ladies who share these circumstances and thoughts. Thankfully, I was not included in that group of women, but I can share their hurt and pray for them. Would you do the same?

PRAYER FOCUS FOR TODAY

Lets pray for ladies who have lost a baby much too early.

ANDY TAYLOR is receiving lots of physical therapy. BETTY is able to go home and rest from the hard days she had in the last week. Please pray for them.

LARRY SPRING, of the Mt. Nebo area, had some heart issues. After medical tests, it was determined he needs heart surgery. It is scheduled for tomorrow at 3 P.M. Please pray for MARSHA too.

MIKE HURST, “Miss” Theople’s stepson, passed away. Keep the extended Hurst family in your prayers.

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee