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Eight Lies of Mother my cup and asked her to drink too.

Mother
said "Drink, son. I'm not thirsty! "
The story began when I was a child; I was a
son of a poor family. We did not even have That was Mother's Fourth Lie.
enough food. When ever meal times came,
mother would often give me her portion of After the death of my father due to illness,
rice. While she was removing her rice into my poor mother had to play her role as a
my bowl, she would say "Eat this rice, son. single parent. She had to fund our needs
I'm not hungry." alone. Our family's life was more
complicated. No days without suffering. Our
That was Mother's First Lie. family's condition was getting worse, a kind
uncle who lived near our house assisted now
When I was growing up, my persevering and then. Our neighbors often advised my
mother gave her spare time to go fishing in a mother to marry again. But mother was
river near our house, she hoped that from the stubborn and didn't take their advice; she
fish she caught, she could gave me a little bit said "I don't need love."
of nutritious food for my growth. After
fishing, she would cook some fresh fish That was Mother's Fifth Lie.
soup, which raised my appetite. While I was
eating the soup, mother would sit beside me After I had finished my studies and got a
and eat the rest of the fish, which was still job, it was the time for my old mother to
on the bone of the fish I had eaten. My heart retire. But she didn't want to; she would go
was touched when I saw that. I then used my to the market place every morning, just to
fork and gave the other fish to her. But she sell some vegetables to fulfill her needs. I,
immediately refused and said "Eat this fish, who worked in another city, often sent her
son. I don't really like fish." some money to help her, in fulfilling her
needs, but she would not accept the money.
That was Mother's Second Lie. At times, she even sent the money back to
me. She said "I have enough money."
Then, when I was in Junior High School......
to fund my studies, mother went to an That was Mother's Sixth Lie.
economic enterprise to bring some used-
match boxes that would need to be stuck After graduating with a Bachelors Degree, I
together. It gave her some money to cover then continued to do a Masters Degree. It
our needs. As the winter came, I woke up was funded by a company through a
from my sleep and looked at my mother who scholarship program. I finally worked in the
was still awake, supported by a little company. With a good salary, I intended to
candlelight and with perseverance she would bring my mother to enjoy her life in Gulf.
continue the work of sticking some used- But my lovely mother didn't want to bother
match boxes. I said, "Mother, go to sleep, her son. She said to me, "I'm not use to."
it's late, tomorrow morning you still have to
go to work. Mother smiled and said "Go to That was Mother's Seventh Lie.
sleep, dear. I'm not tired."
In her old age, mother got stomach cancer
That was Mother's Third Lie. and had to be hospitalized. I, who lived
miles away, across the ocean, went home to
The final term arrived..... ..Mother asked for visit my dearest mother. She lay in weakness
leave from work in order to accompany me. on her bed after having an operation.
While the sun was starting to shine strongly, Mother, who looked so old, was staring at
my persevering mother waited for me under me in deep thought. She tried to spread her
the heat for several hours. As the bell rang, smile on her face...but it was a noticeable
which indicated that the final exam had effort. It was clear that the disease had
finished, mother immediately welcomed me weakened mother's body. She looked so frail
and poured me a cup of tea that she had and weak. I stared at my mother with tears
brought in a flask. Seeing my mother flowing. My heart was hurt,... so hurt, seeing
covered with perspiration, I at once gave her my mother in that condition. But mother
with the little strength she had, said "Don't prosperity and blessing for every
cry, my dear. I'm not in pain." member of society. God wants you to
be a part of His family. Jesus gave it all
That was Mother's Eighth and Last Lie. up for you. Accept His offer. You’re
After saying her eighth lie, my Dearest won’t find a better one your whole life.
mother closed her eyes forever .

CONCLUSION

Jesus loves you so much that He did


this. How can you keep yourself from
loving Him for what He has done for
you? No one has given more to you
than Jesus and God the Father. No one
cares for you more, no one wants to
give you more, no one wants you to
succeed more than they do. How
blessed are you that God loves you so
much? God humbled Himself to
become a man like you and to die for
you so that you could know the joy of
living an abundant eternal life not in the
flesh, but in the spirit, not in the midst of
sin but in the kingdom where every tear
will be wiped away and there will be no
more pain or sorrow or death
(Revelation 21).

Jesus became the perfect sacrifice to


pay for your sins. He accomplished
many purposes in His coming and the
first was to learn what it was like to be
human. He was human without
sinning. He became a living sacrifice for
mankind. Then he became an offering
for all sin when He had the sins of
mankind laid on Him through a terrible
beating (Isaiah 53). And finally, He was
put to death on the cross, paying the
death penalty for sin.

The offer of Christ’s sacrifice to you is


this: Jesus says, let Me take your sins
for you and I will give you my
righteousness. That is a deal you can’t
pass up. Make Jesus the Savior of your
life. Allow him to take all your sins and
impute to you His own righteousness
(Romans 4:5-8). Make Him the Lord of
your life. Follow His teachings and live
by His ways so that your life can be a
blessing both to God and to
others. Only when all who live turn and
live God’s way will there be peace and
righteousness, goodness and mercy,