A Mother’s Touch – A Mother’s Day Story

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The following is an excerpt from a biography on Hudson Taylor – James Hudson Taylor was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission. Taylor spent 51 years in China.

Hudson Taylor wrote about his mom when she met him at his ship to sail away…in 1854. I call it:

A mothers touch…

“My beloved, now sainted, mother, had come to see me off from Liverpool. Never shall I forget that day, nor how she Wentworth me into the little cabin that was to be my home for nearly six long months. With a mother’s loving hand she smoothed the little bed. She sat by myside, and joined me in the last hymn that we should sing together before the long parting. We knelt down, abd she prayed – the last mother’s prayer I was to hear before starting for China. Then notice was given that we must separate, and we had to say good-by, never expecting to see each other on earth again.

For my sake she restrained her feelings as much as possible. We parted; and she went on shore, giving me her blessing; I stood alone on deck, and she followed the ship as we moved toward the dock gates. As we passed through the gates, and the separation-really began, I can never forget the cry of anguish stung from my mother’s heart. It went through me like a knife. I never knew do fully, until then, daft “God so loved the world” meant. And I am quite sure that my precious mother learned more of the love of God to the perishing in that hour than in all her lifetime before.

Oh, how itjust grieve the heart of God when He sees His children indifferent to the needs of that wide world for which His beloved, His only begotten Son, died!”
~ J Hudson Taylor

There have been many times in my life when I’ve had to leave my sons and I didn’t know if I would ever see them again. The scripture that the Lord would bring to my mind may be found in the book of Isaiah.

All your sons will be taught by the Lord,
    and great will be their peace.
Isaiah 54:13

When we have the assurance of God that our children will be taken care of the Lord, we can rest carefully and confidently in Him.

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