Mothers Day….. Empty Chair


"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." ~ Jewish proverb

 


Mothers Day….. Empty Chair


A woman’s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her mother.


When the minister arrived, he found the woman lying in bed with her head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside her bed.

The minister assumed that the woman had been informed of his visit.

‘I guess you were expecting me, he said.

‘No, who are you?’ said the mother.


The minister told her his name and then remarked, ‘I saw the empty

chair and I figured you  knew I was going to show up.’


‘Oh yeah, the chair,’ said the bedridden woman..


‘Would you mind closing the door?’ Puzzled, the minister shut the door.


‘I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,’ said the

woman. ‘But all of my life I have never known how to pray.


At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my

head.’ I abandoned any attempt at prayer,’ the woman continued, ‘until

one day four years ago; my best friend said to me,


‘Betty, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.

Here is what I suggest.


‘Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair.


It’s not spooky because he promised, ‘I will be with you always’. ‘Then just speak to him in the same way you’re doing with me right now.’ ‘So, I tried it and I’ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day..


An empty chair sat beside her bed. 'I guess you were expecting me, he said.


I’m careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she’d either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.’

The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the

woman to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with her, anointed her with oil, and returned to the church.


Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her

mother had died that afternoon. Did she die in peace?’ he asked.


‘Yes, when I left the house about two o’clock, she called me over

to her bedside, told me she loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I

got back from the store an hour later, I found her. But there was something

strange about her death.


Apparently, just before Mother died, She leaned over and rested her head on the chair beside the bed.. What do you make of that?’


The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,  ‘I wish we could all go like that.’



Author ~ Unknown

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.

 

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.


I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.


I asked God for a flower, He gave me garden.


I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU…


If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


Happy moments, praise God.


Difficult moments, seek God.


Quiet moments, worship God


Painful moments, trust God….


Every moment, thank God.



Mothers Day



  


A Selection of MotheQuotes:-


 “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Jewish proverb


“The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.” ~ William Goldsmith Brown


“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher


“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~ Washington Irving


“A mother’s yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man”    ~ George Eliot


“Let France have good mothers, and she will have good son”s ~ Nepoleon Bonaparte


“That best academy, a mother’s knee” ~ James Russell Lowell


“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not” ~ James Joyce


“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” ~ Lin Yutang


“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie” ~ Tenneva Jordan


“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren


“Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.”   ~ Maxim Gorky


“A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accomodation” ~ Mark Twain


“A mother understands what a child does not say” ~ Jewish proverb


“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher


“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love.” ~ Mildred B. Vermont


“Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.” ~ Charlotte Gray


“Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own.” ~ Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons


Mothers Day


 

 “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


” Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” ~ Marion C. Garretty


“If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.” ~ Henry Bickersteth


“Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” ~ T. DeWitt Talmage


“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”  ~ Chinese Proverb


“Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.” ~ Brandon Lee


“The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


“There was never a great man who had not a great mother — it is hardly an exaggeration.” ~ Olive Schreiner


“Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle


“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Jewish proverb

For Full history of Mother’s Day just go to :-

https://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/


 

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