A Mother's Day Reflection
they have the energy to do the job well enough. Whether a mother is a “supermom” or a frazzled mother trying to make sure everyone’s needs are met, mothers in some way sacrifice a part of themselves in hopes that their children will have a good life. One of the sacrifices that a Christian mother offer is prayer.
One of my favorite Bible stories about mothers is found in 2 Timothy. Apostle Paul is writing from his prison cell in Rome to Timothy who Paul considered his son in faith. Paul is telling Timothy how the faith and prayer of his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois helped shape his faith and Christian walk. Through the consistent prayers of these godly women, Timothy became a godly man who preached the gospel boldly.
When I see a young mother with children, I find myself smiling and praying for them as I remember my own children growing up. I remember the sleepless nights when my children were sick, the sadness and concern when I had to correct them, the joy when they achieved a goal they were working for, and my heart melting when they told me they loved me. There are many trials but many more rewards to being a mother. I am so thankful that God made some of us mothers.
To the mothers out there, have a very happy Mother’s Day.
5/4/2021 05:02:58 pm
Thank you for reminding me of the high calling it is to be a mother/grandmother/great-grandmother. You have blessed me with your memories of being a mother.
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