Greatest Gift

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All those times I spent partaking in almost all the programs acting like the most spiritual person on earth were moments of my life I lived to please my mother. Yes because, I can never recall a time when I wouldn’t go to church and be home for no reason. I dared not miss or even be late for Sunday school. She will yell at me and give me a beating of a lifetime. She was a staunch Christian and a single mother who tried to inculcate in my little brother and I the fear of God. Yet, it always beat her mind why I would win the memory verse recitals competition and come back home that same day and tell a lie and commit other sins. What she didn’t know was that, the messages fell on deaf ears and the joy of going to Sunday school was to catch up with my friends.

I later grow up to realize that, all she did for me at that time was trying to give me a citadel of hope to rely on someday when she isn’t around.The best possession she could leave for me was to accept the hand of friendship Jesus Christ extends. Today is exactly nine (9) years after her demise and I now fathom that all the beatings were worth.

Now I understand what it means when people cry their hearts out and roll on the floor during worship. I understand when someone expresses how bad he/she desires to know the Lord and can’t have enough of Him. I get it when someone says they have been baptized by the Holy Spirit and are inspired by Him to will and do His will. I so much understand when someone says they are pursuing holiness and won’t make anything come between that. I get it when they say they got their eyes fixed on an eternal reward in Heaven. I relate to it perfectly. I admit i was only a church goer at the time but today, i can confidently say that I’ve been saved by grace and the logs from my eyes have been removed.

So you! You might have a similar story, better or worse. There’s still the opportunity to get to know Jesus Christ and build a personal relationship with Him. Not all the people who are in church all the time profess the faith. Just like everyone you see at the market goes to buy or sell. Nothing compares to knowing Him and possibly feeling Him so close like the garment we wear.

I wish I could have another phase of getting trained up again by her and to appreciate her better. I couldn’t have had a better mom. Everyone is proud of their mama for different reasons. I am proud of my mama for leading me to Christ and she deserves a standing ovation!

Mother, if you aren’t leading your baby to Christ, see Proverbs 22:6 “Train up the child the way he should go and when he grows he shall not depart from it”.

Ps: If your mother is still alive, savour every moment.

Why are you proud of your mama?

Signed: Jackie Hanson
The Khayil Woman

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19 thoughts on “Greatest Gift”

  1. My mum is the most prayerful woman I’ve known all my life…..I’m shy to say I’m not that spiritual but God favours me in a way that the first thing that comes into my mind is “Makos. ..wompaeb) oo”…..Indeed her prayers covers me and gives me unmeasurable favour from God…..my mum is my blessings and I always thank God for gracing her upon my life…Nyame b) wo aaa )ma wo wo boafo and mine is Nyarkoa Abronoma Gladys…I love her deeply…I wish her a blessed mother’s week

    1. I testify to Makos’ prayer life. I remember she saying a peayer for me when i first had tge opportunity to travel outside the country. It brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of my Ma Grace. And oh her food de3!!! Makos of dayss!!!
      Thanks for sharing dear…

  2. You remind me of my late mum too. No breakfast on sunday morning , u only take after sunday school is over. That has built me spiritually to stand firm in fasting. Till now , no breakfast till church service is over.

  3. Apart from she putting the fear and love of Christ in me ….she gives me better food responsible fr my big body😎

  4. No breakfast till sunday is over oo
    And it has become a part of me today , no breakfast until church service ends.
    Sometimes we feel it’s punishment or we are being disliked , but indeed it’s for our up building.
    my late mum, “You will tell your children how beneficial my training and attitude towards you have made you a great person”.

  5. No breakfast till sunday school is over oo
    And it has become a part of me today , no breakfast until church service ends.
    Sometimes we feel it’s punishment or we are being disliked , but indeed it’s for our up building.
    my late mum, “You will tell your children how beneficial my training and attitude towards you have made you a great person”.

  6. my mum taught me how to pray. she made me believe in prayer. she made me believe that no matter how difficult things are today, it will get better. I’m a better person today because of her massive contribution to the efforts that amass my person . I love my mum.

  7. Auntie Paulina as she is called but popularly known as “Apali” is the mom God indeed knew and still knows that i need. Wha…aat! All the descipline, good manners, hardwork and the good morals that I’ve got now came from my Apali. Isn’t she just amazing? Should you see her one of these days, please thank her for me also because her good training and work deserves nothing but a long and happy life which i pray that The Church of Pentecost God that i serve grants her. I really love u, mom!

  8. My mum i will say the best. She lead me to the right path and neva made the word depart from me.God bless her

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