Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12
It’s Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s day to all the Mothers, Moms, Mommies, or whatever your kids call you.
Just taking a few minutes to remember my own Mother. Well, I remember her always. I lost her a few years ago and still miss her. Sometimes, I forget she is gone, and want to talk with her, think about calling her, but before I dial, I realize, no, she is with Christ now. Other times I see something that I think she would like and think about getting it for her, and, same realization. It happens mentally, in seconds off and on, may be days or weeks between the times, but they happen. It is almost a shock when I realize it at those times that she is gone. I wonder if such will ever stop, then I remember my dad talking one time. I had a small place in the country and had raspberries growing there. I had picked a bunch and had given them to my folks. While my mother was off doing something or other elsewhere in the house my dad ate a couple and then said, “You know, we ought to just take the weekend and take those to your grandmother, she makes a wonderful cobbler.” Then, he got a strange look on his face, sad and hurt, and said, “Wow, my mother died over 20 years ago and I still get times I think about something and forget that and will think about doing something like that. Then, I realize I can’t. Amazing that a person’s mind can do like that. But, I remember, some of the hurt returns but, I still like thinking the happier thoughts.”
So, I think on that, and realize that it probably will continue off and on for the rest of my life. Well, despite her being gone, I love her, love the memories of her and always will, because I know she loved me too and even now, that love continues. Love doesn’t die, maybe the person is gone from you, but the love you had for them, and they for you, is still there. Maybe most of the time, one way or the other, people cover over that but the love is there and little things will trigger those memories.
I know, at times I disappointed my mother, we all disappoint our parents at times, but I also know I made her proud a lot of times too. But, no matter what else I did to make her proud and happy, nothing compares to the joy she feels now, rejoicing with Christ, playing piano and singing with Him and for Him. And, I have to believe that nothing compares to the pride she feels now, knowing I have come back to Jesus and am doing my best to live a proper Christian life and serve Him the best I can.
Today, I want to encourage everyone to be sure to call, see or in some way show your Mother the love and respect she deserves. Make sure she knows that you love her and appreciate her. To those who have had things happen to interfere with your relationships with your mothers, remember, you have but one, whether she is the perfect mom, a great mom, even if she is a marginal or bad mom, she is your mother. Love her, respect her and regardless of any hard feelings, be sure you let her know that despite any such feelings, that you still love her.
22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise [child] shall have joy of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Lord, I glorify You and worship You for all that You are. I thank you for a praying Mother who, despite many things, never gave up on me, praying for my salvation and protection. I ask that You put a burden on the hearts of all to make sure to honor their mothers today. If any have problems with the relationship, that You put a heavy conviction on them to make all effort to make the relationship right again. I pray that You give comfort to all who have lost their Mothers, help them only remember the good things. Be with the Mothers who have lost children, give them comfort on this day as well.
I ask that you continue to work in me, help me grow as a Christian and improve my walk with You, give my Your guidance and continue to show me Your way in my life. Give me the strength to continue as I work through over all the stumbling blocks the enemy tries to put in the path You have planned for me. I pray You draw loved ones to You and work in their lives, bring them to You and work to make them the servants You want them to be, show them all Your way, Your truth and Your path for each that we all can live in Your peace and glory, serving You.
I thank You Jesus for the salvation and forgiveness that, even though I did not deserve, You gave me.
Well, this started out as a be good to your mothers message that I expected to be a sentence or two, but sometimes, once I start writing, I let the Lord try to speak through me and sometimes, He has more to say than I planned. I am trying to be a vessel for Him and try to be sensitive to His way as I do things. I am getting better at it too, praise Jesus for His improvement in me. I still have a long way to go, but He has and is doing great things with my spiritual walk.
Thanks for stopping by, remember to be a blessing to someone today, Be a blessing to your mothers, they deserve it and doing so gives glory to God.