Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

09 November 2010

A soul to train for God...

Almost exactly five years ago at a baby shower given in honor of my Elizabeth, I was given a devotional book for new mothers. These days, as I have ample opportunity to contemplate the tiny perfections of my newborn son, I have repeatedly meditated on the following excerpt inscribed in the flyleaf of the book:

Here is a soul to train for God, and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me.

Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers!

Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blessed!

~ Elizabeth Prentiss in Stepping Heavenward, Chapter 18


Carrie said...

What a wonderful thought. I need to get that book down and read it again. (When?!)

Deborah said...

I have profited much from these thoughts... And I'm hoping to do some "extra" reading while feeding. We'll see... ;o)

Currently, the night episodes have given good opportunity for prayer -- and my extended family is feeling keenly our need for prayer! Do pray for us!