The Ultimate Sacrifice of a Mother’s Love

Dear Richard,

When I read this message that you thoughtfully shared with me via email, tears just filled my eyes. In fact, I sobbed . . . and I had never been so touched by any story (true or otherwise). Such a TRUE story ought to be shared globally. I will use this story in my blog to tell the world of the basic goodness of mankind . . . that great emotion we loosely called LOVE . . . in the manner that in this DNA age we have lost its essential meaning!

God Bless

Paul

On 27/03/2012, at 1:01 AM, Richard Tay wrote:

A mother’s Love For Her Child Knows No Bounds . . .

This is a true story of a Mother’s sacrifice during the China Earthquake. 

A Mother’s Herart Under Heaven

After the earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that she knelt on her knees like a person was worshipping; her body was leaning forward, and her two hands were supporting by an object. The collapsed house had crashed her back and her head.

With so many difficulties, the leader of the rescuer team put his hand through a narrow gap on the wall to reach the woman’s body. He was hoping that this woman could be still alive. However, the cold and stiff body told him that she had passed away for sure.

He and the rest of the team left this house and were going to search the next collapsed building. For some reason, the team leader was driven by a compelling force to go back to the ruin house of the dead woman. Again, he knelt down and used his hand through the narrow cracks to search the little space under the dead body. Suddenly, he screamed with excitement,  “A child! There is a child!”The whole team worked together; carefully they removed the piles of ruined objects around the dead woman. There was a 3 months old little boy wrapped in a flowery blanket under his mother’s dead body. Obviously, the woman had made an ultimate sacrifice to save her son. When her house was falling, she used her body to make a cover to protect her son. The little boy was still sleeping peacefully when the team leader picked him up.The medical doctor came quickly to examine the little boy. After he opened the blanket, he saw a cell phone inside the blanket. There was a text message on the screen. It said, “If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.” This cell phone was passed around from one hand to another. Everyone that read the message wept.

“If you can survive, you must remember that I love you.”

Such is the mother’s love for her child!

Here’s another touching story in nature depicting a mother’s love . . .

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast…because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

‘He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.’ (Psalm 91:4) 

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Considering Others Over And Above Self

By P Chong                    Thursday 31 December 2009

Self-centredness & gross individualism are undoubtedly two of the most grievous sins ever committed in our human relationship. We need others & to co-exist to create peace & harmony. The mind-set must be helping others to help ourselves.

Put God in your life for “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”

Forget Your Scar . . . Be A Star

. . . “I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” ~ 2 Samuel 24:24

By the end of this day, a New Year will be born. Many will take pride upon looking back at the year 2009 while others will be filling their hearts with regrets & misgivings. Whatever the situation, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Undoubtedly, you will take steps to make resolutions that you will hopefully keep & attain. Policies are good but implementation is better & the way to go! Here’s a little something as “Food for Thought”.

Does it ever occur to you that the alphabet “I” is always spelt as a capital letter? All the other second or third person is only spelt in small letters e.g. we, you, he, she or they. Significantly, it goes to show the amount of importance that’s being attached to “I” and that importance denotes egoism, gross individualism and self-centredness.

 As a person, we tend to be selfish, caring more for self than others. We also tend to blame others than self. We can’t see our own faults or wouldn’t like to see. We place ourselves so high up on the pedestal that when we fall we fall hard. That’s when we’ll blame others even more with all kinds of self-justification, and rationalisation coming into play.

In any organisation, 20% are willing workers without personal motive or agenda, and 80% are onlookers, fence sitters and critics ever ready to complain and condemn. Genuinely, the 20% in reality are less than the stipulated figure. “What is it in it for me?” is the question that often come to mind. Can we ever be most willing to give to others without expecting anything in return? Jesus advocates serving others and to consider others more important than ourselves. Christians are expected to be Christ personified.

The above Biblical verse from 2 Samuel 24:24 shows David as a great giver, who understood the principle of giving. It ought to cost you something to be considered a sacrificial gift. Are you willing to sacrifice yourself not just in terms of money, but also time and effort, dedication, devotion and loyalty? Give of yourself as Jesus gave unto you. I like to stress that it’s not ability that God is looking for but your availability. Most importantly, it’s your attitude more than aptitude that will scale the altitude.

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