Dear [Christ-follower] Mother, the wealth of all the richest men combined throughout history cannot compare to the wealth you possess. You are among an elite group of women that are truly the wealthiest beings that ever set foot on this planet. most of our wealth is unseen [for now]
We are promised, as are all men, women, and children who truly follow Christ, that God is busy preparing a place for us in His eternal kingdom. Our minds cannot rightly fathom all the wonders and splendor that await our arrival someday, but we know that any earthly treasure can never compare to what is waiting for us in that City. We have a hope that is beyond this life filled with heartache and suffering. We know that in Heaven we will never know pain and our tears we so often shed will never well up in our eyes again.
we will be reunited with the ones we have lost
One of the greatest hopes a Christian mother has is the overwhelming joy of being reunited with a baby or small child that went before them. Whether you've had a miscarriage, an abortion, a baby born still, an unexpected passing of a young one, you will spend all eternity enjoying your precious one that was taken too soon. What a joy! What a hope beyond compare!
witnessing your child come to Christ
Amongst the greatest joys on this side of heaven is when your own child sees his need for a savior and accepts the free gift of eternal life. Some of us have had or will have the privilege of helping to lead our own child(ren). Both of my boys have each come to me on their own accord and have asked me to help lead them to the cross. Two of the best days I've had as a mom were those days. The joy that filled my heart made me want to burst!
access to joy
Not every Christ-follower has joy but every Christ-follower has access to an unlimited supply of joy if they so choose. How do we receive joy? By falling deeper in love with our Creator. Talk to Him, read His word, listen to His voice, and by living as He did on earth. Happiness is fleeting and based on circumstances. Joy is contagious and not easily taken. Only you can take your own joy away....just walk the opposite direction of the One who possess the joy we all should crave.
never without hope
In the midst of crisis or confusion, we are not without hope. In the middle of the night when we're up with a sick child, we can pray and hope and feel His comfort. When the bills are piling up and the bank account is dwindling, we are not without hope. We know He cares. When our spouse is out of town or on deployment and we feel lonely and tired, we are not alone. He is there and He cares. When life is just plain cruel and the unexpected tragedy occurs and we ask "why?" a million times, it doesn't catch Him off guard one bit....and we have hope and access to the peace only He can give.
So remember how blessed you are, Christian Mother. Remember how temporary this life and these troubles are. Remember your future. Remember that He will walk with you thru every trial and uncertainty. Remember that when you see others around you that seem wealthy in the things of this life, that you are the wealthiest among them. For the things you are wealthy in are eternal and cannot be destroyed. Humble yourself today and thank Him for the hope that you have. And then share it....first with your own children and then to the world.
What a blessed life we live!