~ Everyone Owes a Debt To Their Mom ~
Introduction ~ Everyone of us have a Mother! For most of us we have fond memories of our experiences with “Mom.” Unfortunately, for some mom is not a good memory. Perhaps they were abandoned, unloved, or other difficult issues to deal with. But everyone owes the appreciation to the mom who brought them into this world full of anticipation and excitement.
Reality ~ Being a mom and tackling the related huge responsibilities is not only challenging but a God-given opportunity to have more effect on young person’s future than any other person. Unfortunately, sometimes, regardless of best practices and best efforts results do not work out as planned.
Mother’s Day ~ Some will be with their moms. Others have fond memories of their Mom who has passed on. Some moms will be grieving a child who has wandered away or passed before their time. Motherhood is a God-given opportunity and responsibility. Leave the results with the sovereign God. He knows your joy, and He knows your pain.
Critical Difference ~ There are many careers but a mom has a job that is unceasing and unending. Reflect on the truth of the statement, “a mother’s job is never done.”
Action Step ~ Not only enjoy your children but also reach out to those moms who are hurting. Also, reach out to those who wanted to be a mom—but never saw it come to reality. Also, how about reaching out to those children you may know who are missing out on a normal relationship with their mom. If you are hurting, thank God for life and the blessings you do have.
Normal (not necessarily average) ~ “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (Proverbs 31:26-28).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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