"A Mother's Footsteps"
(From: The Daily Encourager)

2-2-2005 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #
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This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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A Mother's Footsteps
(From: The Daily Encourager)

It was a busy day in our Costa Mesa, California, home. But then, with 6 children and one on the way, every day was a bit hectic. On this particular day, however, I was having trouble doing even routine chores -- all because of one little boy. Len, who was three at the time, was on my heels no matter where I went. Whenever I stopped to do something and turned back around, I would trip over him. Several times, I patiently suggested fun activities to keep him occupied. "Wouldn't you like to play on the swing set?" I asked again.

But he simply smiled an innocent smile and said, "Oh, that's all right Mommy. I'd rather be in here with you." Then he continued to bounce happily along behind me.

After stepping on his toes for the fifth time, I began to lose my patience and insisted that he go outside and play with the other children. When I asked him why he was acting this way, he looked up at me with sweet green eyes and said, "Well, Mommy, in Sunday class my teacher told me to walk in Jesus' footsteps. But I can't see him, so I'm walking in yours."

I gathered Len in my arms and held him close. Tears of love and humility spilled over from the prayer that grew in my heart – a prayer of thanks for the simple, yet beautiful perspective of a three-year-old boy.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week (New)
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The world needs to see Jesus living again on earth in the experience of spirit-born mortals who effectively reveal the Master to all men.
(From: The Urantia Papers - Paper-195 Section-10)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Help me to be an example of Your Love.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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