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8/16 Lessons from mom
« on: August 16, 2006, 08:38:44 AM »
Lessons From Mom

READ: Romans 1:8-16

I am ready to preach the gospel to you. —Romans 1:15
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Dementia was slowly taking Mom Cetas from us. And there was nothing my husband or I could do to keep her from slipping away.

In those difficult days, Mom taught us many lessons. She forgot how to do a number of things, but one of the things she did not forget was how to pray. Occasionally, someone would mention a problem they were having, and she’d stop right there to pray for the person’s need.

She also continued to talk to others about Jesus. Those who took care of her at the nursing home said that she often asked the other residents and workers if they knew Jesus as their Savior. She wanted them to be sure that their sins were forgiven and they were going to heaven.

When I think of these qualities in Mom, I think of Romans 1. The apostle Paul remembered the people in the Roman church “always in [his] prayers” (v.9). And he was “ready to preach the gospel” because, as he said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (vv.15-16).

As long as Mom Cetas was able, she kept looking to Jesus in prayer and telling others about Him. We all can learn from her example of boldness and trust in the Lord. —Anne Cetas

If we with all our heart and soul
Devoutly love the Lord,
We’ll talk of Him to those we meet
And share with them His Word.  —Sper
Talking to Christ about others gives us the passion to talk to others about Christ.

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Re: 8/16 Lessons from mom
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 12:21:35 PM »
Man this ones for me. You always hit home.

My mom forgot how to do alot of things. Mostly being a traditional Mom or Grandma. LOL shes in a Biker Gang called the 49th retreads. But I know she prays for all her little babies.  ;D

Nice man.