Grandmas have the special privilege of influencing their grandchildren by praying and pouring love into them. All grandmas are invited to a lovely morning brunch and video teaching by Elisabeth Elliot, wife of martyred missionary, Jim Elliot. Sh shares her wisdom and insights on being a grandma that will never be forgotten in the lives of her grandkids. Wear your favorite hat, bring your brag book and favorite dish to share, and join us for this fun morning. Saturday, July 13, 9:00am in the Cafe.
We are blessed to have world-renowned opera singer, Jessica Rivera, whom the New York Times described as “vocally luminous”, coming to sing for us. In addition to her lustrous voice, you’ll enjoy the rich tones of a beautiful grand piano being brought in especially for this event. This concert is to raise awareness and funds for our upcoming women’s mission trip to India. The event is free with a dessert following. Come enjoy an evening of beautiful worship and praise to the Lord. Bring your friends and family! Friday, June 28, 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.
Ladies, spend a relaxing day with us on Saturday, June 22 strolling through the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada. We’ll meet at the main entrance at 9am, take a tram and house tour, and enjoy lunch together. Cost is $10 for entrance and the tram, but you must purchase your ticket online. Click here to register. There’s a limited number of tickets, so sign up soon!
Watching from my computer, I see a mommy hummingbird hovering over a nesting ball I put up for her. She is busily pulling out its white pieces of fluff. I watch as she stuffs her beak as full as she can before darting off to the place she has chosen to raise her babies! She returns time and again, diligently working to build her home. I watch almost trance-like as she tirelessly works. I am fascinated by her instinctive ability to know what she is to do. She is diligent in the task God has given her to do!
And I think, “Am I being diligent in the tasks God has given me to do as a mother? What are the tasks I need to be diligent about? What is being a mother all about?” Yesterday I read a quote on a blog by Rudyard Kipling. He wrote:
“God couldn’t be everywhere so He made mothers!”
God has put into a mother’s heart compassion and love for her newborn child. She fiercely desires to protect her little one. She finds that motherhood is not easy and requires many sacrifices. There are challenges along the way; and battles to be fought to protect and grow up her child. She hears God call to her to show His love to this child and to be His arms to comfort him and to use her mouth to teach him God’s ways. Most important of all, she hears God’s promise to help her as she works to bring up her children. She trusts in Him to accomplish His will. He doesn’t leave her alone in this most important task!
Sometimes, though, we forget His calling and the promise of His help as we fall under the responsibilities of motherhood. There will be times we fall and fail; but, if we are diligent in our mothering, we will again rise up and continue on. As we learn to rely on God’s love and wisdom more, we will see His work being done in our children’s hearts. Sometimes it is hard to accept, but we must come to realize His work is done in His timing, not ours. How we wish our prayers for our children would be answered quickly! We must not grow discouraged, but remain faithful in our prayers for God is working even when He is silent!