Wednesday, June 18, 2014

To Mum With Love: gift of song stirs gift of faith

How do you go about creating a gift that will bless your mother? I'm so thankful that my voice recorder and camera are present and in good health, meaning I can share a special moment with you that resulted from my sister and I planning a gift for our mum.

Recipe: Gift for Mum. See video link for song.
Nine weeks after our fire, back at home with difficult problems and decisions to handle every day, I was glad to step outside of it all to celebrate my mother's birthday. My sister Sarah cooked a roast and a small mountain of baking to stock the pantry, competing for access to the oven with the glass technician installing the new splash-back over the bench. It looks gorgeous and Mum is thrilled. She's also delighted with the piles of Highlander bikkies.

Sarah and Narelle with a royal reminder: "It will be worth it all when we see Jesus."

After dinner, Sarah and I, dressed in our new purple merino tops (I think of purple as "Mum's colour"), sang for Mum one of her favourite hymns. Thirty times she reckons it was that she accompanied her five teenagers singing it in venues around New Zealand during the days of our Home Education Seminar Tours, and she never tired of it. You'll hear on the recording that she enjoys it still.

We had a conversation about the biblical accuracy of promising a harp in heaven, but decided if you understand it's not literal, it works as a metaphor for an eternity of music and praise. Sounds good to me.

Why not give your Mum a gift of encouragement? Here's an easy way: share this song with her! "It will be worth it all!" Here's the link:

Fiat lux!

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