Being a parent is hard. It’s been said that, “Normal is just a setting on your clothes dryer.” Everyone is unique and different. But mothers are a special type of human who can love unlike any other. The heart of a mother is like a rare jewel. They love their children during the worst and best of times.
In the early 1900’s, there was a familiar and well known Mother’s Day poem.
M is for the Many things she gave me, Omeans only that she's growing Old. Tis for the Tears she shed to save me, His for her Heart of purest gold. Eis for her Eyes with love light shining, Rmeans Right and Right she'll always be.
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER. A word that means the world to me.
God created families and gave mothers a unique place in that unit. They can love, selflessly giving their time & energy, cook, clean, wash clothes, put Band-Aids on scrapes. They might be the first one up in the morning or the last one down at night. Mothers juggle a lot of things including raising children, working at jobs, managing a home, and sometimes finding time for themselves.
Mothers, you need to find the strength to face each day knowing that God loves you. Each day is a new beginning, mothers have a destiny, purpose, and the power to do and be all that they were called to be. Nothing can stop a mother empowered by the Lord's Spirit. But moms also need to remember the order of love. Jesus first, others second and then we find our place.
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." -- Philippians 2:1-4
Our children need that unselfish love of a mother. However, we need to love our mothers too. Long life is promised to all who show honor to them. Respect & honor your mom and she won't take you out.
“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. "Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth." -- Ephesians 6:1-3
Mothers make up a crucial part of our lives. So, whether it is a Hallmark card, dinner out, hug, or a kiss on the cheek, we should show we care. It is so important to give our love to these dedicated women in our lives and don’t take them for granted.
“Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”-- 1 John 3:18