Thoughts On Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers out there!

My mother came to visit us for a short while in April and she proceeded to my sister’s in another state just a day short than a week ago. We would have liked her to stay with us longer since the last time we spent time together in person was when my family visited for her 80th birthday overseas in 2019. We at least had some Mother’s Day cake with her before she left and although it wasn’t officially Mother’s Day, it’s the thought that counts.

She very much appreciates flowers and we took her to a landmark garden at the heart of Salem. She may have missed most of the Cherry Blossoms, but some flower trees happened to still be in bloom when she was here.

This squirrel happened to be the thing my mother was looking at as she sat on the bench. It  was a cute and joyful thing to behold.

My mother’s favorite psalm is Psalm 91.

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Psalm 91 NKJV


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