Grace and peace are yours from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
As the spring approaches summer, another season begins to turn. With each season we share and celebrate special tradition that each focus on life together.
In May we lift up our Mothers and give thanks for all they have done for us in life. Many of us have beautiful memories of the guidance, compassion, and commitment to their children. But there are also many that have no or very brief memories of their Mother, and still others have unhappy times they reflect upon. For these individuals a father, relative, or close friend provide the essential care of a mother. We need the care of a mother.
Whatever memories we hold, it is from our Mother that we have life. Our Mothers carried us and endured the pain of childbirth for our sake in the world. As we grow and find our place, our Mother is not far behind watching and smiling, and hoping that we will find (among all things) happiness. A Mother is supportive and caring, forgiving and accepting, hopeful and enduring. A Mother is love.
A Mother’s love is the reality of God’s love for us. God lovingly creates woman, with unique qualities, strengths, and commitments to bring children into the world. A Mother of every species will protect and defend her children with her life just as God has defended and protected all His children with His Son’s life.
Mother’s Day is May 14th. Take time to thank God and the Mom in your life or the one who provide the Motherly love that supported, tended, and protected you. My dear friends in Christ, remember in all things to, “ Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thes. 5:16-18).