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Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Happy Mother's Day, ladies. Is there any greater calling than being a mother? It was through my Mom that I learned the truth of what it means for someone to be for me. All my life I knew Mom was for me. She showed me that over and over again. In the darkest time of my life, I talked with Mom. Through our mothers, we understand the truth that "God
Grace to you.
is
for us" (Psalms 56:9). "If God
be
for us, who
can be
against us?" (Romans 8:31b).
When I was little, Mom was the single individual who was almost always with me. When I was little, I remember only one time in my life when Mom was away from me overnight. Yes, I still remember it. When I was little, she was the one who never left me nor forsook me. I was 17 years old the first time I was away from her for more than a weekend. I was at Boys State and miserable until I called and talked to Mom. After hearing her voice and talking with her, everything was all right. Through Mom I got an understanding of the Comforter who will not leave nor forsake me, who abides with me forever (John 14:16). Because of Mom, I can understand some of the Holy Spirit's ministry.
Well ladies, I hope you get an idea of what I am trying to say. There are some aspects of God that we only come to know and understand because of who Mom is to us, especially when we are little.
Have I ever told you that God made Mom beautiful in her time (Ecclesiastes 3:11)? Yes, He did! Moms, I wasn't able to verbalize these truths to Mom when I was young. I can only look back and see how God used Mom in my life to comfort me, to encourage me, to stay close to me, to be for me.
Ladies, what a ministry you have!
"Cursed
be
he that setteth light by . . . his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen"
(Deuteronomy 27:16).
Amen!
Ekklesia,