Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The musings of a childless Mother

Mother’s day is so inadequate. Flowers and cards are not really proportionate to the sacrifice, the love, the selflessness that is required for motherhood. Children don’t know the moments of joy they bring their mother with a thoughtful word or kind deed. They don’t understand the concerns, the sleepless nights or tears, and they don’t have to. If they only knew that the best gift they could give was just to do life well, be safe, be happy, be fulfilled, be kind and strong, love God and others. God has shown me that the mother’s heart comes from Him, it was His idea and He is the source of what lives in a mother’s heart. Everything that is woman, that is mother, originates in HIM. “In the image of God He created them, male and female He created them.” He breathed His life into woman equipping her with all she would need to be woman, to be mother. These words that could come from any mom, mother, mommy, come straight from the Father. Whether you are a mom, grandmother or child, you will hear God’s mother-heart in these words. Listen to the God’s heart spoken from the lips of mothers all over the world.
Child, I desire obedience rather than sacrifice, not because I want control but I love you and know you and I know the outcome. I feel responsible for who you are. I love you.
Be strong child, see yourself the way I see you, totally lovely, strong and perfect. Be strong, stand firm, be confident, be happy with you are. Don’t compare yourself to others; it will steal your confidence and joy.
Child you lack nothing, I have given you everything you need. I am your provider, be thankful, be content. Be wholehearted. Give everything you are to all that you do. Treat yourself and others kindly, gently.
I remember your first days. I loved seeing you run around naked and unashamed before you knew what sin was. Then, when you needed clothes, I clothed you, physically and in my robe of righteousness.
I want you to know, deep in your heart that you are loved, yes YOU! I desire that you be solidly rooted in MY LOVE. That is where your power comes from, My love. I want you to understand how wide, how deep, how long and how high is my love for you.
I am your parent, I love giving to you and seeing your joy complete. Don’t be hesitant to ask for the things I long to give you. Ask for anything I have and it is yours. If I don’t have it, you don’t need it. I already gave you my best gift, my Son, my only Son. If I gave Him up for you what do you think I will hold back from you? I gave you my Spirit, in Him you have all the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control you will ever need.