妈妈的焦急。。。 Mum’s anxiety…
That day I had a slight misunderstanding with mum, I was leading the prayer meeting then. While I was sharing, she suddenly raised her hand to speak…
That is what I am often very weary about concerning mum, because sometimes she just loves to share some testimony at the most unsuitable moment, so I thought what is it again this time?
So I signalled with my hand and gave her that stare to silence her, I did not want her to disrupt the meeting…
Initially she wanted to continue to speak but I would not hear of it. She had no choice but to obediently remain quiet…
After the meeting, I questioned her like a little kid and asked why she disturbed my meeting just now? I said had I not told you before not to simply talk or speak up?
I said that would embarrass me for people might think how come Pastor’s mum does not respect certain situation.
She apologized, then she explained to me as to why she was so anxious to speak…
Actually, due to necessity, these few weeks mum has to move into the nursing home to stay for a month again. Soon after she moved in, she told me she was shocked to find out that a few old people she got to know in there had passed away…
And she was very concerned as to whether they did believe in the Lord and were saved, so she was very eager in spreading the Gospel again this time.
The reason she raised her hand to speak half way through the prayer meeting was because she wanted to tell me, just before she came to the meeting that night, an old lady told her she wanted to believe in Jesus, and asked whether mum could bring the pastor to come pray for her.
Mum said she herself is old and her memory is not good, what if she forgot to tell me and caused this old lady to lose her chance of salvation? She said because she noticed all these old people could pass away anytime, that was why she was so anxious in telling me for fear that she would forget and this old lady might just pass away too, and she would feel so terrible be full of regret…
After listening to her explanantion, I was very touched, she was actually anxious for someone’s soul…
So I comforted her and said: Do not fear, when this old lady said she wanted to believe in Jesus, she had already believed, and God saw that too!
But of course we immediately arranged to lead this old lady to receive Christ too.
I do really have a good mother, don’t you think so?