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A Mother’s Love

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With mother’s day right around the corner, what better time to let mom know just how much you love and appreciate her.

The following devotion, written by Martha Noebel, talks about just that.

 

“The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in West Virginia in 1912. Mothers were to be recognized as an important part of our culture and lives. The heart of a mother is like a rare jewel. They love their children during the worst and best of times.

Yet all mothers are not the same. Author and speaker Patsy Clairmont says, “Normal is just a setting on your clothes dryer.” We are all different. She shared that as women we may “struggle, fail, start over, and celebrate.” But we are mothers who can love unlike any other person.

A familiar mother’s day poem written in the early 1900’s is:

M is for the Many things she gave me,
O means only that she’s growing Old.
T is for the Tears she shed to save me,
H is for her Heart of purest gold.
E is for her Eyes with love light shining,
R means Right and Right she’ll always be.

Put them all together, they spell MOTHER.
A word that means the world to me.

God created families and gave mothers a unique place in that unit. We can love, give of ourselves, cook, clean, wash clothes, put Band-Aids on scrapes … be the first one up in the morning or the last one down at night. We juggle a lot of things including raising children, working at jobs, managing a home, and sometimes finding time for ourselves.

Each day is a new beginning of what lies before us. We have destiny, purpose, and the power to do and be all that we are called to be. Nothing can stop us except ourselves. As mothers, we need to find the strength to face each day knowing that God loves us.

This scripture seems to be written just for mothers.

“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:1-4

Our children need that unselfish love of a mother. We as mothers need to love our mothers too. Long life is promised to all who show honor to them.

“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3

Mothers make up a crucial part of our lives. So whether it is a Hallmark card, dinner out, hug, or a kiss on the cheek, we should show we care. It is so important to give our love to these dedicated women in our lives and don’t take them for granted.

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:18″

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    Carly

    Where would we be without our Moms? So critical for a mom to be selfless and unconditionally love her children, guiding them in the fear and admonishment of the Lord and surrounding them with security. I praise God everyday that I was raised by a Godly mother. She is precious and costly beyond measure. Happy, happy Mother’s Day, Mum

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    Caryn

    Nice tribute to Mom’s! Many people hassle over “what to get Mom.” Here’s a hint… – If the Mother has little ones, what she needs is a break. Don’t expect it to come easily for her, she’s used to doing it all. So celebrate Mother’s Day together with the kids- home made cards, lots of hugs and no cooking. Then give her a break on another day of her choosing. Take the kids for a while and let her do something she enjoys, even if it’s just reading a book or taking a bath with no one yelling for her. For adult children, your Mom has all the “stuff” she needs – she wants time with you. She worked hard to help you stand on your own, the only thing she wants back is some time – & maybe some of that time can be used helping her with something around the house. Let’s also remember those women who, although they aren’t our biological Mom (or Grandma), love on us and are there for us, just the same. They are the heroes of life! Personally, my parents went on to be with the Lord many years ago….what I wouldn’t give for a few moments with them now, listening to their advice and hearing their stories. After my Dad passed away, I called Mom each evening before bed. Sometimes it was only for a couple minutes, sometimes longer. I just wanted to make sure she was OK since she lived alone now. After a while, if I failed to call one night, she would call me the next day to see if I was OK. I knew it meant something to her, but I still cherish & miss those calls myself. It was a gift of love that came back to me. Honoring someone, especially the people who sacrificed all they could for you, to whatever degree they were capable, is always a welcome gift!! Many people can list off the things their parent’s did “wrong,” but this is a day to celebrate her and honor her for what she did well! In light of that, I’d like to say thank you Mom. You were the disciplinarian and the one who accepted no less than my best in school. You gave me opportunities to go places and meet people that made me stretch myself. You brought me up knowing clearly what was right and wrong and had high expectations for us all. You weren’t perfect by any means, but neither am I – & that’s OK. I thank you for doing your very best in raising us, especially me, since I was the most….adventurous. 😉 I love and miss you Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.

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    phyllis

    A mother is one of the greatest jobs a women can have. The work day has no end. The pay is nothing. The benefits are endless.

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