Psalm 139:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
I CELBERATE YOU ~
God took the time to knit you together inside your mother's womb.
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future. God made us promises throughout the Bible and it continues to hold true today. Sometimes we look at days with titles and feel the pain instead of the purpose. A day set aside to celebrate a mom and the story behind each of us lives unfold. The problem can be this, it brings back memories of negative childhood. Maybe there is no problem at all and it brings the best day ever.
Psalm 118:24 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.
As we grow up into adults, we have our own wants and desires. Some of us desire to be parents and hold that title of mom or dad. That title may come or may not come. We are not sure why God gives some kids and some no kids in life. It often feels not fair at times and very hard to deal with. I know people who will be glad this day is over because their mom wasn't the greatest, maybe they can't have children, no gifts from their children, maybe their mom is in heaven and the list goes on. Mixed emotions for sure and more sadness than joy. It is reality and emotions are real.
At church, I have opportunities to talk to Foster kids and some will say, "I wish I had a mom". Circumstances change their lives and not happy they were birthed. Some say they are different and felt left out when teachers created mother's day things and they are missing that mom. Maybe a mom dies way to young and they are missing her on this day. I know my mother told me she grew up not knowing a mom. Her mom died when she was 5 years old. That missing part just affected her life greatly. We just never know what someone goes through in one day of a title or one day of life.
Let me speak to the women who lost children way too soon. My heart breaks with you on this day and everyday. I can't image the depth of your pain. I remember sitting with a woman whose daughter was killed from a abusive husband. She was only in her 20's. The woman said, "no mother should endure this pain, watching and feeling helpless. Then you get the call, she died". Wow readers of my blog, each deal with things different and circumstance change our lives. I only know to hold onto God and believe his word.
NEW BIRTH IN GOD ~
John 3:6-8 New International Version (NIV)
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
Have you ever thought about being born again? I remember as a teenager, I heard this and thought how weird that is. As I grew older, I realized the depth of that statement. God gives us a new life and freedom of yesterdays. He gives us a brand new start and it's important to stay focus on what God has already done, plus what he is doing daily. Letting go of what we can't change and changing the things we can.
God knows your destination far before you were born. He took the time to knit you together, a special image of that comes into my mind. You are truly loved today and everyday.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
I hope you purpose this a good mother's day