Angels In Disguise
by Cheryl Gipson
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A Legacy of Mothers
By Cheryl Gipson
Lying in the quietness of the early morning, she sensed a slight movement like the wave of a butterfly’s wing. Sitting up in bed, her heart began to race with joy and anticipation. Could it be? Was it possible already? She lay back on the pillow and waited. There it was again! A flutter, a secret message that was being sent from one heart to another. Her baby had moved for the first time from within the sanctity of the place where life begins. She realized that a new assignment in life now belonged to her. She had been given the role of a protector, and would soon get a new rank in her life’s position. She about to be promoted to the honored place: she was to become an “angel in disguise”….translated into earth language, a “MOTHER.”
This new assignment was going to change her live forever. The job description meant that she would step down from the realm of the reflections of self and began a new journey that would leave her heart forever dedicated to the life growing quietly inside her. There was no turning back and the impact of what had been trusted to her, brought tears to eyes as she was overwhelmed. No higher honor could one have bestowed upon themselves than to bring new life into the world. No accomplishment could surpass the privilege that she had been destined to complete. To her a child would be born and although her wings were not visible, she would accomplish the rank of an angel in disguise. She fell back asleep and the fluttering of the life inside of her was momentarily quiet as the two as one, rested in the darkness. And time passed.
The contractions came like waves with pain that seemed to never end. Somewhere in the midst of it all, she thought it similar to a roller coaster ride with the ups and downs of her body bringing forth a new creation; a child; that would be totally dependent upon her for survival. Truly a new day was dawning and life would never be the same again.
A sudden cry caused her heart to leap with joy as she reached out to hold her newborn baby. An immediate realization swept over her like a flood. She understood in one single moment of time her mother’s lifetime of protectiveness
toward her and her siblings. It was a new day and a new life, for she had been promoted. There was a life to care for, protect, and mold into the image of the designer. Her assignment was of the highest priority and it was one with which no one but her could be trusted.
Beyond the realm of this world, angels rejoiced as they watched her pass to her new rank of “angel in disguise.” They would be there to back her up and to respond to her words of faith over the child throughout the years ahead. She had the finest “back-up” available and was not left to find her way alone.
The legacy of another Mother was birthed and was already being written as she lay there with her baby in her arms. Though some may refer to it as an “ordinary” birth, it was not. There is no such thing in the mind of God. Each child is special with his or her own destiny, and it is up to that child’s “angel in disguise” to guide those little feet in the right direction. With her high privileged position also comes her accountability. After all, who else can give birth, but a Mother. Being chosen as the vessel to carry each new life into this earth was given to her. It becomes a reverent thought when you contemplate the nature of it all and how it was created to be.
For every “angel in disguise” it is important that you contemplate the extent of the highest honor in life. Never dwell on your mistakes for we have all made them. However with every sunrise there is a new day and a new beginning. God always brings forth new mercy every morning and it is from Him that you have received your most holy assignment, caring for his children! Man your post with love and determination, never looking back, but facing each new day with new inspiration. You are on a mission for God! He has assigned you a responsibility over His most precious cargo; His “little ones.
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