Happy Mother’s Day!
Volumes could be written on a day like today! If you are like me, I always wrestle with just the right words to expresses how I feel. I always feel as though my words fall way short of their intent. The truth is, whatever words are spoken or acts of love showered upon you moms out there, know that we love you to our core! We just don’t always know how to say it!
I am sure we can all think of moms, grandmothers, and other special friends God placed in our path at just the right time to give us that hug, speak that needed word of encouragement, or look us right in the eye with that “mom look” which melted us on the spot. They have embarrassed us (I am sure), disciplined us, cried with us, sacrificed daily for us, and yet through all these moments they are expressing their love for us in ways only a mother can. They give a word, a look, a smile that speaks volumes. Through all these things they are saying, “I love you.” Motherhood is a beautiful, God-ordained vocation through which we get a glimpse and reflection of the compassionate love of our Creator.
As I think on this special day and the many faithful women who have been and continue to hold a special place in my life, I am reminded of a couple of sections of scripture as well as video pieces. May you find encouragement in them.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again. I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:3-7)
To all you moms out there, we don’t say it often enough, but please know that we love you! Thanks for everything, for your faithful witness and your sacrificial love! We are who we are today because of you!
Happy Mother’s Day!