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I have not been the best mother but this card exemplifies what I have tried to be and do. It means so much to me that my girls see me this way.

 

King Solomon… He was a great man and king…well, not forever. He fell into the trap so many men do possibly because he was an instrument of God’s power and may have believed that power transcended him as in he believed he was “above the law” like so many believe. He let the temptations of this world bring him down (selfishness).

 

Probably the most widely told story of his time was when two women were brought before him claiming to be a baby’s mother. Solomon, having the heart of God, ordered the baby split in two. This was not to hurt the baby but to smoke out the truth. One woman was fine with that (selfishness) but the other refused to allow this to happen and offered for the other woman to take the baby in order for his life to be spared. This is a sure sign of selfless love—to give up something that means so much to you in order for it to live for it was the baby’s mother who offered him to be given.

 

The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!”

But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!” – I Kings 3:26 (NIV)

 

This story has touched my heart ever since I heard it in Sunday school when I was very young. Mothers have or should have extreme love for their children but wisdom is not necessarily something that comes readily. Some use their children as pawns to get attention for themselves (selfishness) or just for the children. Don’t get me wrong. Every child is extremely special and has so many talents but it is not the place of the mother to use her child to bring down someone else.

 

In today’s world, people will go to great lengths to get attention. They will use and sacrifice valuables and treasures (sometimes everything in their way) but worst of all, children and people (selfishness). This has been going on since the beginning of time. The only thing that will prevent this is for mothers to learn this is not the way to be and sure not the way to do. Unfortunately, manipulation has become the way of the world and it is a game to see who can be the most manipulative. I know very well as my children are suffering from someone else’s hand and I cannot protect them. All people are children. We need to treat each other that way. May we learn how to treat others with compassion.

 

May your day be so richly blessed and your garden grow with exceedingly goodness and grace! Happy Gardening! 😀

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