By Pamela Gauthier
“When I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT).
As a child I loved to receive gifts, it all started when my mom would take me shopping. She would buy me several outfits at one time, and the store clerk would so elegantly wrap the garments in a huge box. When we arrived home, my mom would allow me to take the clothes from the box and try them on again and again. The new clothes smell would take my breath away, and the tags hanging everywhere spoke volumes to me. I would have several new outfits to wear, and this brought loads of excitement to my life.
As time went on however, those beautiful clothes became old and I needed something else to bring a fresh excitement. I was always looking for that special gift to make me feel excited again. I loved my parents and I knew they loved me, but there was something missing. I didn’t realize at this time there was a gift that superseded every gift that could ever be given, a gift that even surpassed the love of my parents.
I’m reminded of the story of Mary and Martha, Luke 10:38, Matthew 26:7-13 (NLT).
Mary was the one who sat at the feet of Jesus taking in His every word, while Martha was busy worrying about many other things. In the final analogy, Mary was the one who understood the love of Jesus so much she took an expensive oil, equivalent to a years’ salary, and poured it (the Alabaster Box) over the feet of Jesus. This was such an extravagant offering that Jesus said it was significant in preparing Him for His burial. Jesus said this deed would never be forgotten and every time this story would be told it would be in honor of her. Matthew 26:13 (NLT).
What a testimony of a love so powerful that brings a life to give its total self.
This was the Gift, I, a young women in my twenties, would grow up to receive. The Gift of all gifts to the saving of the soul, salvation by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8,9. Indeed, Jesus takes our lives, forgives us, heals us and restores us. He is all that we need, just as He took a years’ salary from a woman’s life and made it an unforgettable story, so can He do with you and me.
HeARTune Creations Poetry, LLC., is owned by Pamela Gauthier. Pamela is a writer and poet, who has been writing for over 20 years. She formally started her poetry as a business in October of 2013.
Her poetry has been at several boutiques and stores in the Baton Rouge area.
Pamela is a native Baton Rougean, who has lived here all of her life. She is the wife of Ronnie Gauthier, and the mother of four: Mrs. Jamie Baham, Mrs. Jessica Chatman, Joshua and Joseph Gauthier. She is also the proud Grandmother of Five.
Pamela started her writing journey by writing poetry as a way to uplift the spirits of those in nursing homes and the like. This is still the goal today, to touch hearts and lives wherever encouragement is needed.