On this special day set aside to honor our mothers I’d like to pay tribute to the many women who have come before us…. Matriarchs of our Faith, who have not only stood beside the men, but also walked boldly in the light of Gods calling on their own lives. Many of them we will never hear about, but all equally important.
Women like the prophetess Deborah, Rahab and Mary, the mother of Jesus. All of which had a specific job to do, a calling to do the work of God in the midst of extremely difficult times.
What must it have been like to be chosen to do what had to be done, wondering if they should… or could…take the first step knowing there could be harsh consequences and I’m sure they cried a little too!
—-They were women, common and “not worthy” in a man’s world…….
We are more than conquerors, we are faithful and we count!
Deborah had the plan, Rahab followed the plan… Mary was the plan!
So, just as these women were chosen to carry out the plans of God.. we too are called to be His hands and feet.. to reach out, to lead, to create, to serve. We women are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, friends but most of all we are fierce prayer warriors, followers of Jesus…we grieve, we rejoice and we cry a little too!
–For Mothers brave and strong, compassionate; full of wisdom and grace
We give GOD thanks for you
–For Mothers vulnerable, worried and frustrated
We encourage and pray for you
–For those who gave birth to their first child this year or their 4th
We celebrate with you
–For those who have lost one of their precious babies…young or old …..Who have broken hearts
We mourn with you
–For those struggling to raise children…alone…thru the struggles and pressures of life
We reach out to you
–And for those who are empty nesters….we feel your loss…..but encourage You in the new life you have….finally….peaceful and quiet
We encourage you to live a little!
–For all the women who do not have children but help the rest of us to lead and teach and Guide these little ones…….
We thank and appreciate you!
–For those Mothers who have felt the disappointment of distance and heart ache for the children who have left and never look back…….
We sit with you and hold your hand
–For those Moms who are first time mothers or step mothers…figuring it out as you go, we walk with you through these complex paths
YOU GOT THIS!
–To those who for whatever reason, placed children up for adoption, we commend your selfless heart —And for those Mothers who adopted…..
PRAISE GOD YOU WHERE THERE!
And for those of us who hold our Mothers memories…..for Moms who will never know us again as we hold her hand and tell her goodbye and thank her for loving us……
We know and feel your loss.
And on this day we celebrate our Women of God…Mothers
Don’t forget—we are women created in the image of GOD that give not just life…but abundant life. WE are caregivers, teachers, prophets…preachers…and leaders! Women who fight and struggle and pray and believe and we cry a little too, who have HOPE and Faith and the courage to face off any demons that would attempt to overtake our families….
For all the Moms and Women in their wide variety and many forms…. WE GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO GOD
Happy Mothers Day, y’all!