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Sensations of a Mother’s Heart

Text: John 16:21 (NIV)

21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. [1]

I.       Introduction:

II.    A Mother’s Heart is Sensitive To Pain

A.    The Anticipation of Pain

B.     The Arrival of Pain

C.     The Agent of Pain

III. A Mother’s Heart is Soothed By Joy

A.    Joy That Erases Her Pain

B.     Joy That Enters Her Heart

C.     Joy That is Associated With Her Children

IV. Conclusion:

One morning, while I drove my three sons to school, we started discussing new babies. Jarrod, my 7-year-old son, asked me, "Mom, were you there when I was born?"

Citation: Kim Elpin, California. Today's Christian Woman, Vol. 18, no. 5.


The second daughter of Queen Victoria was Princess Alice. Her son, at the age of 4, was infected with a horrible affliction known as black diphtheria. Doctors quarantined the boy and told the mother to stay away.

But she couldn't. One day she overheard him whisper to the nurse, "Why doesn't my mother kiss me anymore?" His words melted her heart. She ran to her son and smothered him with kisses. Within a few days, both were buried.

Citation: Max Lucado, "Down Deep from Heaven," Today's Christian (March/April 2004)


One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"

The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, Dear," she said, "I have to sleep with your daddy."

A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."

Citation: Source Unknown


[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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