this picture was taken by my Mom on her recent trip here...it is an absolutely stunning picture!
I came across this song in the hymnal today.
My Mother's Bible
There's a dear and precious Book,
Tho' it's worn and faded now,
Which recalls those happy days of long ago;
When I stood at Mother's knee,
With her hand upon my brow,
And I heard her voice in gentle tones and low.
On thy dear old tear-stained leaves I love to look;
Thou art sweeter day by day,
As I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright Home above.
This is just the first verse and chorus. This hymn is thought-provoking especially as I am halfway through my pregnancy and soon will become a mother.
I can most certainly say that my Mother's Bible is well-worn. What a testimony!
I have thought to myself: what do I want my children to remember me by? Sitting on my ipad/computer endlessly or reading my Bible? The habit of being in the Word outside of devotional time begins long before the first child is born.
My heart's desire is that I will love the Word in the same old-fashioned way that many of us remember our mothers and grandmothers living.