Marie Osmond of 'The Talk' Shares Photo of Gift She Received from Son Stephen after His Trip to Israel

Marie Osmond gushes over the gift her oldest son gave her. She made a symbolic connection between what the gift means and our everyday life.

Everyone loves gifts. Most notably, gifts that are meaningful and carry a deep sense of value. It does not have to be overly expensive; the thought and the gesture that comes with it is what makes it worthwhile.

Marie Osmond decided to share one of such memorable and unique gift that her oldest son Stephen and his wife Claire gifted her when they came back from their journey to the Holy Lands.

Marie Osmond attends the the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

Marie Osmond attends the the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

Marie gushed over her gift on Instagram. She shared a picture with fans and wrote a lengthy caption detailing how the gift came to be and the significance it had to her as a mother and a believer.

In the Instagram post, Marie talked about how the gift, which was a small clay oil lamp from the time of Christ, was something she cherished because she loves the parable of then virgins. She also expressed her thoughts, saying:

“This lamp is the perfect reminder to keep our lamps full! In the parable, only those with enough oil for their lamps were able to enter the house of the bridegroom.”

The “Paper Roses” singer also went on to talk about how the modern representation of the parable depicts that one should be spiritually prepared in their everyday life and not just for the second coming of Christ.

As a proud believer of the Mormon faith, “The Talk” show host has been open about her spiritual journey and shares with her fans Sunday nuggets that express her faith.

Although the lamp in the picture was not hers, she mentioned that hers was a replica of the one she had in her hand. The second image showed the painting that depicted the parable of the virgins and the bridegrooms.

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Over Christmas my son Stephen went to the Holy Lands with his wonderful wife Claire and their darling three boys. They brought a special gift to Claire’s parents and Steve and me from there, clay oil lamps from the time of Christ. The one I’m holding is theirs but I had to show you how tiny they are and how small the extra oil vase is that sits on the top of the lamp. They know how much I love the parable of the 10 virgins in the book of Matthew—I even have a painting in my home—and this lamp is the perfect reminder to keep our lamps full! In the parable, only those with enough oil for their lamps were able to enter the house of the bridegroom. For modern time interpretation, the oil is symbolic as being spiritually prepared, not just for the second coming but for our everyday lives. In Biblical times, since the lamps were so small, constant effort was needed to insure that an adequate amount of oil was made available for their lamps to get through the night. Today, we need to make a constant effort to keep our “spiritual oil” maintained and full in our lamps. The Lord commanded the children of Israel anciently to use “pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually” (Leviticus 24:2). Olive oil was a symbol of purity and for the presence and influence of the Holy Ghost. That same spiritual influence is what guides us and inspires us to “keep our lamps full” 🪔 Go to my Facebook page or marieosmond.com/sundaymessage to read my full #SundayMessage! It was interesting to me that on the way to Lake Charles, Louisiana for my concert this weekend we had to use the GPS on my phone to figure out where we were going! I was so grateful I had just enough battery left on my phone to do that. I suddenly made a fun symbolic connection with the oil lamp and my phones GPS. I realized I couldn’t get to the hotel or really ANYWHERE without my GPS! 🤣 And through my daily effort to put oil in my “spiritual GPS” I will be able to find my way back home!!! After all... there’s no place like home! #HappySunday

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To further bolster her point, Osmond made a connection between the symbolic oil that is needed to run our everyday spiritual life and her GPS that helps her stay on the right path when traveling.

Quite a lot of people could resonate with what Marie said, and in the comments section, some even opined that Marie put most of her thoughts into a book. One person whom Marie encouraged not to give up said:

“I wish I had added to the oil when I had the chance...”

The “Donnie and Marie” star is one celebrity who takes any opportunity to gush over her children and grandchildren. Being a mother of eight children, three biological and five adopted, Marie is expressive of her love for her children and grandchildren.

She says one of the most exciting things for her to do is hang out with them, while letting them do whatever it is they want.

As a proud believer of the Mormon faith, “The Talk” show host has been open about her spiritual journey and shares with her fans Sunday nuggets that express her faith.

One exciting thing to take away from all that Marie said is the fact that one needs to be prepared in their everyday life when it comes to their spirituality.

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