“All that that mother was—a refuge in every sorrow, an arbiter in every difficulty, a counselor in every perplexity, a soother in every grief, the center that seemed to unite and endear all the other sweet relations and associations of the domestic circle—God made her. She was but a dim reflection, an imperfect picture, a faint image of himself. All the loveliness, and all the grace, and all the wisdom, and all the sweet affection which she possessed and exemplified, was but an emanation of God.” ~Octavious Winslow
On this Mother’s Day, my heart is amazed by God’s care, leadership, and example for mothers. He created motherhood, and it is a role that He wills for me in this life. I tremble and falter, I am afraid of my many failures, but I know that I can always fall on my knees in prayer, and flee to my Bible for His wise and perfect Word. He promises the weak will be strong in Him and He will provide my every need. He is an example for mothers, but also a mother for mothers. “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13) In a season of life in which I feel often feel worn and overwhelmed, it is a comfort to know that I am known, and being mothered by, my heavenly Father.
“He……shall gently lead
those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11
I don’t know how to be a good mother, but I do know where to learn to be a good mother: from God Himself. Oh, how I need His forgiveness and grace each day, and the discipline to tune my heart to Him alone.
Saying a prayer today, for all Christian mothers~
May God bless you and keep you and give you wisdom for the task, dear sisters! Never doubt His love and care for you as you raise the little ones He has given to you, as precious gifts.