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“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time Don, this disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:25-27)

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Hello! How is everyone?  I hope your week is moving along all well and good.  I cannot even believe it is Mother’s Day already! Where does the time go? To some people, it seems that “Hallmark” makes every day a holiday, but in reality, would any of us be here without our mothers?  Not everyone has (or had) a father-but everyone has (or had) a mother. We will not even go in to the types of mothers (or mothering)  but; was is for sure-we all have mothers.

I do believe without a shadow of doubt that God intended to create women to be mothers as a representation of His love. In the Garden of Eden God created man and women in His image so that we would emulate His very nature of love.  Man and woman must be the balance of God’s make-up because the two are so uniquely different-yet complementary-and then become one in flesh when married.  “and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mark 10: 8-9)

I don’t think that people ordinarily think of the nurturing or “mothering” side of Jesus. Even though He and God, the Father are on, He, also has His protective instinct to protect those who belong to Him. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. (Luke 13:34) Do you hear the unconditional love?  Do you hear the deep cry of His heart-almost like a lament over those He loves? Can any of you mothers relate to that?  God wants us to always honor our parents. “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:3)

Jesus also has a compassionate, empathetic side that identifies with our  sorrows as well. “For thus says the Lord, “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 66:12-13) Comfort is usually from the mother rather than a father, but, like I said God has a nurturing side as well as a protective side-together bring balance. It is amazing to me that even on the cross, Jesus cared enough to provide for His mother’s care that He picked one of the disciple’s (John) to care for Mary as a son…and John accepted the responsibility willingly.  Mary had other children, but, Jesus choose someone else He felt was more suitable and knew would correctly care for His mother. He was being nurturing to His own mother while dying on the cross. God, in human form, prepared care for His mother-whom He created.  That’s how much God loves us-His creation. Amazing, isn’t it?

For those of you who are mothers, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and I hope you receive the Mother’s love that God has for you. For those who are not mothers, my wish for you is that you also truly experience God’s unconditional love for you.

As you walk Every Day With Grace

In His Love,

Melody

“The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:7-8)

 

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you;…(Isaiah 66:13)

Mother Comfort

Hello! How is everyone? How was your week? I hope all is well with your soul. This Sunday, May 12th, is Mother’s Day.  First, I would like to wish everyone who is a mother, a very Happy and Healthy Mother’s Day!  I hope you get to do what you want and have some time to yourself.

Mother’s Day can invoke many different feelings to people.  Not everyone had a father; but, everyone has had a mother. A mother’s love is what most people know.  It’s usually filled with patience, encouragement, understanding, laughter, tears, hugs, discipline, and most likely, worry. A mother will sit up all night with a sick child and go to work the next day exhausted. Even thought they may be tired, they will not complain because that’s just what a mother will do.  Some mothers will may make you toast and tea if you are not feeling well. Mother’s enjoy doing for their children and will do whatever it takes. Mothers are there for the good times and usually go through the  painful times right along with their children.

Did you know that God also loves us with a mother’s love?  Since God is love, it is only natural that He would ensure that His female creation would express the closest representation of His love-a mother. One of my most favorite Messianic artists, is Marty Goetz  There is a great line in his song “We Being Many” that says “He loves us as a mother loves her newborn child”.  Think about that.  No matter how many children a woman may bear, she has that same, unconditional, protective, strength of love towards her baby. She nurtures, cares and comforts her child.  God’s love for us is just the same-even deeper if you can imagine.  His love is the most precious gift one can receive. You may say, “That’s all well and good, but, that wasn’t my reality!”  Maybe your mom passed away when you were young.  Maybe your mother gave you up. Even worse, maybe your mother was there, but didn’t show you or give you the love that you deserved or needed.  You may say, “Where was God then?” The answer: He was there with you the whole time. He may have showed you His comfort and love through someone else like a friend, neighbor, teacher, another relative, who knows? But I promise you that God was loving you through the pain and the void. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; (Isaiah 49:15-16)

Do you believe me yet when I tell you that God loves you; and from the very beginning has always been there with you? “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.(Psalm 139:13-16).  God’s promises to love and care for us are true. He does not lie. He is there for us should we choose to cry out to Him. “Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.”  (Psalm 27: 9-10)  

Jesus understood the unbearable, brokenhearted pain of His own mother as He looked down from the cross and saw her weeping for him. As He was dying on the cross for our sins, He made sure His own mother would also be comforted and cared for.  “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!”  Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.  (John 19: 25-27).

I hope this Mother’s Day, you embrace God’s love for you as a mother who loves her newborn child.  If you want to know Jesus and know His love, all you have to do is ask Him to come into your heart and life and repent (turn away from) you sins-past, present and future. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:26)  Jesus loves you and is here to comfort you.

I pray you have a Blessed Mother’s Day filled with God’s Love and that you continue to walk Every Day With Grace.

In His Love,

Melody