I realize Mother’s Day is a difficult time for many people for various reasons. Yet, it is a day when we pause to honor mothers. Today I hope to share at least a glimpse into the heart of a godly mother.
Interestingly, God himself compares His love to the love a mother has for her child. “Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering. Yet Jerusalem says, ‘The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.’ Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!” Isaiah 49:13-15
When we think about the love a mother has for her children, we discover it’s simply one of the qualities found in a godly mother’s heart; a heart that is closely aligned to the heart of God. A godly mother knows, cares, gives, sees (everything…because she has eyes in the back of her head), motivates, prays and loves.
The scripture records that at the age of 12, Jesus was separated from and then eventually reunited with his family, who found him talking with the religious leaders in the temple. We’re told that he returned to Nazareth with his parents and was obedient to them. This account of Jesus’ childhood concludes with: “and his mother stored all these things in her heart.”
Try and imagine all that a mother’s heart stores up over a lifetime. A godly mother’s heart is an overflowing storeroom of thoughts…memories…dreams…hopes for the future…love for her family…and her personal relationship with her heavenly father. What an unbelievable storehouse…a treasure house.
Thanking God for my mother and the mother of my children.
Sunday - Isaiah 49:13-15
Monday - Luke 2:34-35
Tuesday - Luke 2:41-52
Wednesday - John 19:25-27
Thursday - 2 Timothy 1:5-6
Friday - 1 Samuel 1:9-18
Saturday - Proverbs 31
Lord, thank you for my mother and for the mother of my children…the godly example of love and nurturing they have been and are in my life. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts