THE LOVE OF A MOTHER KEEPS ON GIVING
This year, Mother's Day 2020 occurs on Sunday, May 10. Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. A Mother can be biological, step-mother, adopted mother or a person who you choose to recognize as a mother figure. Today a lot of grandmothers have to step back into the role of "Mother." Some mothers have gone to their heavenly home and some are living with us day to day.
Whatever your heart directs you to believe is your guidance. Mothers are a gift from God from the time of conception as nurturers, loving, speaking and teaching. They give whatever they have to their children and family. Even when life gives sharp blows they try their best to stay focused, asking for God's wisdom and strength not to give up.
All of us remember lessons learned from our mother's growing up and even today. Lessons that came straight from the Bible: "If you treat people like you want to be treated they'll do the same for you," "God don't like ugly," and "Remember, don't think you are all that. Humble yourself."
Mother's that pray always know who has the final answer. They find their wisdom and knowledge from the true source of Life or Lord God.
Lessons taught. by our mothers give us a sense of endearment, love, honor and respect. Because you find yourselves at times saying something or doing something they said or did. Your memory brings it back to the forefront of your mind. Then you smile. A mother's love lasts forever. Even when a child or children do the opposite of what they were taught at a younger age. Mom continues pray, keeping her faith that God will turn them around. She may not be around to see it but she stands on God's Word, "Train children in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it."
At times my mother would say something to me, and I would agree but in my conscious I wouldn't believe it. Now, it didn't come to pass right away but years later she was right. It's like time keeps ticking away but a promise given will eventually come to pass. Never forget the treasured times spent with your mother especially the younger years when you believed she didn't understand you (smile). As you grow older time shows you she understood you because once upon a time she was you. Proverbs 31:26 "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness."
Mother's Day is a time of Love in action by Expressing in so many different ways. We give cards, flowers, candy or an assortment of gifts. This year when you remember Mom, Mother, Ma Dear, be a little creative (Write a letter, make your own card, prepare a meal, clean the house, Zoom or FaceTime, send a bouquet of balloons). For those of us whose mothers are in Glory, reflect on their laughter, good times and peace they have now. Whatever you do remember her with AGAPE LOVE (neverending with no conditions).
Always Praying the Lord Bless and Keep You
- Sister Tammie Ballard