Category: Older Women

As One Whom His Mother Comforts, So I Will Comfort You

Over the last few years, there has been a little family of raccoons in the hollow tree in my front yard. This same mama raccoon has raised several litters of babies here, and we have watched each one as they’ve grown, learned to go out and gather food with Mom, then finally gone off on their own. It’s been fun watching this raccoon mommy with her babies. She scolds and corrects them. She gives them a boost from behind when they are struggling to climb up the trunk to their nest. She guides them around the neighborhood, and shows them how to return home safely. Then one day mom and babies are gone and I know that she has successfully reared another brood.

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Real Life Lived by Dying to Self

Nineteen years ago I asked her what the most important lesson was that she had learned. Her answer was to put the cross into practice daily by dying to self and living for the Lord. Interestingly, this lady who has daily died to her sinful self since learning of its importance about 60 years ago, has experienced the real life that everyone longs for. By living this life, she has inspired countless others to live for the Lord as well.

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The Law of Love

You were created to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). How are you doing right now, in this relationship with your daughter-in-law? If you sense conviction that you have been sinning in this relationship, repent and ask the Lord to help you love her. If this is a struggle, meditate on all that God has forgiven in your life, and the ways that He has loved you, even in your sin and rebellion.

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