She wanted to rock her DYING BABY…you WILL NOT believe what HAPPENED NEXT!! SHOCKING!!!Jesus Daily
This mother wanted to rock her baby for the first, and possibly, last time – but God had a plan. This couple anticipated that their baby would have significant challenges that could result in his death – possibly even before his birth. When their baby was born alive, they were happy that they would at least have a chance to meet their son, Renner. But, that joy was short-lived, as doctors continued to explain that their baby’s health problems would most likely result in his early death.
As doctors told the family to prepare for the worst, his mother, Karen, made one request – to bring her rocking chair to Renner’s room to rock her baby. So, she did. She rocked him for four hours the first day. And she continued to rock him each day. Soon, she noticed something. It’s hard to imagine what happened next! You’ll find yourself in tears watching this story!
Most agree that a mother’s love is powerful! In fact, some have called a mother’s love the most powerful force on earth!
Authors and poets have captured thoughts about a mother’s love in prose:
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; but a mother’s secret hop outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty
The Bible is full of stories of mothers who demonstrated immense love.
Dr. Tabor shares three stories about a mother’s powerful love from the Bible
The mother who had to make a choice – King Solomon was the wisest man in the world. This is perhaps demonstrated best in the story where he was called on to enact a difficult judgment. Two women lived in a house together. One woman allegedly rolled onto her baby while he slept next to her one night, and the baby died. The other woman accused the mother of the dead baby of switching children – taking the live baby to lie with her, and leaving the infant who had died with the unsuspecting sleeping mother. When the two came to Solomon arguing over whose baby had lived, Solomon made a determination. He ordered someone to bring him a sword, so he could cut the baby in two, giving each woman a half. Solomon knew the true mother would love the baby in a way so as not let that happen! When one of the women stopped Solomon, insisting that it didn’t matter whose child it was, as long as the baby lived, Solomon knew to whom the baby truly belonged. (1 Kings 3:16-28)
The woman who lost her son and then got him back – A woman and her husband often provided food and accommodations for the prophet Elisha, as he traveled from Samaria to Shunem. Though they desperately wanted children, they had none. The couple blessed Elisha with their generous hospitality, so Elisha provided them with a blessing. He prophesied they would have a child. The woman gave birth to a son, but after only a few short years, joy turned to grief when the boy became ill and died. His mother quickly saddled a donkey and traveled approximately 30 miles to find Elisha. Elisha’s response? He went with her, and he raised the child from the dead (2 Kings 8).
The mother who gave away the last of her food – We don’t know the woman of Zarephath by name, but we know her by her hospitality and generosity. Having lost her husband, the woman was the sole caretaker of her son – and challenge during a severe famine. Imagine what it must have been like for her when Elijah – on the run from wicked Queen Jezebel – asked her to share with him her last morsel of food. Indeed, the woman was preparing to make a final cake, so that she and her son could, “eat it and then die.” Even though she did not recognize Elijah as the prophet, she served him first by his request and out of Christian love and service. She must have believed that she and her son were in God’s hands whatever the outcome. She did not expect what happened next, however. Her act of faith and trust in God actually saved her and her son. God honored her service, and, through Elijah, miraculously multiplied the miniscule amount of meal and oil to sustain her, her son, and the prophet who stayed with her, throughout the duration of the famine.
Do you think after watching this video that Karen demonstrates the same kind of great love that the women did in these stories in these stories from the Bible? We do!
If you believe in the power of a mother’s love, let your friends know by sharing Renner’s story!