God the Mother Carries Out the Gospel Work Through Her Power
This is something that happened when my son was in the fifth grade. During his school vacation, he constantly played with his friends, and when it was almost time to go back to school, he started pressing me to help him.
“Mom, I have an assignment you have to help me with.”
“What is it honey? You’re now in the fifth grade, so you can do it by yourself.”
Although I was not pleased with his attitude, I could not just sit back and watch after I heard him say that he was unable to do it alone. His assignment was to make a simple dish and take pictures of the process. We decided to make labokki (spicy stir fried rice cake and noodles). I told my son to prepare vegetables first. However, when I saw him holding a kitchen knife, I became uneasy and worried. I felt that if I did not stop him, he would hurt himself and have to go to the hospital, far from doing his assignment. So I made him pose like he was chopping onions, and right after taking a picture of him acting like he was chopping onions, I told him to put the knife down. The next thing to do was to stir fry the prepared vegetables with different kinds of spices. However, I also felt uneasy when I saw my son standing in front of the gas stove which was turned on, so again I just made him pose for a picture.
Finally, the dish was finished. While my son scooped it into a bowl, I looked around the kitchen and the mess he had made and cleaned up; the red pepper sauce on the dishes and the sink with a dishcloth. My son held the bowl where the food was neatly placed, and posed in front of the camera with a pleasant and satisfied look on his face as if he had made it all by himself. It would have been that much easier if I had cooked it alone. It was much more difficult to cook with my son because I had to help him do it from start to finish.
I think it is the same with the gospel. If our Mother carries out the gospel work through Her power, She could finish it much sooner just like it would have been much easier if I had done the cooking alone. It was much more difficult to cook with my son because I had to help him from start to finish. Nevertheless, She has entrusted it to us, Her children, so that we can be blessed, and cleans up the messes we make. How much effort does She make for us! Mother only compliments and encourages us, Her children, saying, “Good job! You put in so much effort!” even though we always make mistakes. Am I the one who just poses for the picture in the gospel work which God personally accomplishes, without even doing anything? I am eternally grateful to God Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother for Their plentiful love and grace.
HS Kim from Bucheon, Korea