Mom’s rule. It is no secret. It doesn’t matter how much Dad has done in the preparation, Mom gets the credit!!
If we took time to check we would find many gifts given to us by our Moms. I know some have wonderful relationships and others not so much. However, God has provided us with our Moms for a reason. I believe it can help us see Jesus. I do not mean in the way they discipline us but in other ways. There were times I thought I might see Jesus before I was done with adolescence but made it through those years.
In reading Isaiah, it came to mind the wonderful things of the Messiah spoken of in chapter 61. As I read them I thought about how our Moms paint a picture for us to see Jesus. Finding Jesus this Mother’s day is a challenge I present to you. The similarities between Jesus and Mom help us to understand the nature of Jesus. This knowledge is given to that we might glorify Him more.
Hope – Mom gives us hope. When we are down and everyone is kicking us she raises us up and tells us it will get better. When it seems that the world has come to an end she reminds us of better days ahead. When we feel we having absolutely nothing to give she helps us see what we do have. She proclaims the favor our mind needs to hear.
Help – Mom binds our wounds and bandages our scrapes. Mom kisses our boo-boos. She frees us from the emotional entrapment of adolescence. She helps us to see that life doesn’t end in Junior High but actually in High School. Seriously, Mom helps us to feel good about ourselves when we feel awful. Mom helps us to heal when our hearts are broken and our emotions are strung out. Mom is there when the leg breaks, the heart aches, and the world is crashing.
Comfort – Mom gives us soft hands, warm hugs, and full lives. Where would we be without Mom? Poorly dressed and with malnutrition! She provides for those who mourn.
Crowns – for some she literally crowns them with paper crowns, for others she simply helps them with perspective. Mom makes us feel like we are kings and queens, even if for only a day.
As we glorify Mom this week let us remember that these things she does for us have already been done by God in Jesus Christ. He gives hope and help, comfort and crowns. God, in Jesus, has set us free and allows us to flourish to our greatest potential. All of which has been done so that we would be called righteous and glorify God. May we cause God, by our lives, to be seen more splendidly. May our lives cause others to treat God more excellently than would normally be considered.
May we help others find Jesus this Mother’s Day!
1 The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,and the day of our God’s vengeance;to comfort all who mourn,
3 to provide for those who mourn in •Zion;to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,and splendid clothes instead of despair.
And they will be called righteous trees,planted by the Lord to glorify Him.