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A Mother's Treasure

My Friend Debbie     This past week I had another ultrasound to check some things out. It was later than the typical 20-week ultrasound, so the baby's features were clearer and larger. The technician mentioned the baby's nose shape because his face was turned full toward the screen. I was delighted to see his long fingers and those active feet that have been busy, busy in there for weeks now. At one point his arm was draped casually up across his head and I marveled at how peaceful it is for the little ones in the womb. Already I can't wait to meet this little guy.

     Two days later I was privileged to head to the hospital to visit a friend and her brand new baby. I was struck by the baby's unique look and how there was no doubt whose family she came from. The cheeks, the shape of the eyes and her little lips all pointed to siblings and parents that she was a part of.

     Wouldn't it be wonderful if every baby could arrive in a family where they clearly and lovingly belong? Or what if every baby's time in the womb were peaceful and people were anticipating his or her arrival with joy?

My Friend Debbie     Obviously many babies never experience belonging or even a peaceful time in the womb. Their days are short and tragic. Many are not celebrated or cheerfully anticipated. We live in a society such that women have been given the choice by law to opt out of bearing the children they conceive in their wombs.

     It is flaw of our society. Many have fixed their affections on material things. They desire pleasure, wealth, ease and comfort more than the eternal benefit of another living soul created by God. They have cravings for an abundance of possessions rather than enjoying the sacrifices and rewards that accompany meaningful relationships.

     They truly do not treasure the fruit of their womb, neither do they treasure the joys and privileges of motherhood.

     "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21 (NIV).

     In the New Living Translation: {"Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be."} (NLT)

     Consider the meaning of the message of the full passage:

My Friend Debbie     "Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust can not destroy, and thieves do not break in a steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body, when your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light, but when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is. No one can serve two masters, for you will hate one and love the other, you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6:20-24 (NLT)

     This month we celebrate Mother's Day. If you are able, make sure to thank your mother for making the right choice when it came to you. And I encourage you to reconsider where your treasure is.

Copyright © 2008-2015 Heather Gwaltney

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