Mothers come in various sizes, shapes, colors, and ages. Maybe we are one, but at least we all have one. Understanding mothers is something we all should make a sincere effort to do.
Mothers are different; how? why?
A mother’s eyes sees something that needs to be done, so she gets up and does it, or she tells you to do it.
A mother’s heart sees something unfair, and she says —or feels like saying, “Cut that out. Where are your manners!”
A mother’s memory sees her chubby babies, laughing and cooing, and she feels like scooping up the nearest baby and hugging the tiny stranger, right there in WalMart.
A mother reads the newspaper and feels like saying, “What would your mother say! Straighten up, or else!”
A mother views a TV program and feels like saying, “You should be ashamed of yourself. Go to your room until you can behave!”
A mother sits in the pew on Sunday and feels like saying, “Go for it, young man. You’re telling God’s truth. Good for you.”
A mother’s eyes may be rimmed with wrinkly skin, or nearly hidden behind bifocals, but they mirror a youthful woman’s soul. Right is still right. Wrong is wrong and needs to be fixed. Things might be better if people heeded her words of accumulated wisdom, emulated her spiritual walk with God.
Understanding mothers means thinking about the miracle of life and the stubborn bonding of love. In God’s plan every one gets a mother, and thereafter she does the best she can.
Mothers aren’t perfect; they don’t have to be. God wants all of us to still pray and confess our short-comings, and depend upon Him. A teachable attitude goes a long ways.
Sooner or later we need to learn about honesty.
Sooner or later we need to learn about thankfulness.
Sooner or later we need to learn about forgiveness.
When it comes to improvements in technology the human race has come a long way. But some things never change. We need mothers; they need us. We all need God.
Mother's Day is a good day to make a new commitment to the LORD. Mothers die; we all will die! Open the Bible and see the good news about having your sins forgiven. (Start in the New Testament.) + + +
by Elaine Hardt ©2003