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Let Her Hear

Dear Reader,
It is a common trend to read devotionals: a quick five-minute glimpse at the Scriptures so we can hang onto something throughout our day.

We do well to look to the Scriptures for that glimpse, but God wants more from us. He wants our hearts all day, not just for five minutes.

These parables do not substitute careful, study of the Word. They give a starting point to focus on where God wants you to be all day, a help to see Him even while doing the mundane, routine, necessary, “mom” things in life. They remind you of the heavenly realm that’s part of the earthly walk.

Parable literally means “cast alongside” something else.

Jesus’s parables were stories cast alongside an earthly event to illustrate a truth. He united earthly things with heavenly meanings to illustrate truth.

When the Jewish leaders rejected Him, Jesus turned exclusively to parables. When His disciples asked why, He responded, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:9, 23.

Jesus told parables for those who sought God’s truth.

Some only heard the story.

But others, seeking God’s truth, had ears that heard.

My parables, too, may be read by many as just stories. But to those moms struggling to find that glimpse of the heavenly realm through their hectic, demanding, earthly lives, “let her hear” truths of what one mom has heard from her Savior.

Sonya Contreras

Author of Biblical fiction, married to my best friend, and challenged by eight sons’ growing pains as I write about what matters.

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I write about what matters...to you---
women, wives and moms---
about your family, faith and future.
I write about what's hard, what helps and what heals.
I show you how it's done. And not done.
I hold your hand as you find what matters to the Savior.
And let go of those things that mattered to you, but not to Him.
I write about what matters...to Him.
               Sonya Contreras

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