By federal edict, once a year we commemorate the profound role mothers play in our lives. We corporately thank them for the exhaustive—and exhausting—work they expend, loving not only their children, but all the key people in their lives, with a love more akin to God’s love than any natural affection. Their action-love works to nurture, protect, and provide for their loved-ones without any guarantee of thanks, let alone reciprocation.
Parenting is more a life-style than a job, and does not end with the empty nest. Godly parents will stand up for their kids with their waning strength, and their last breaths will express godly love for their children, young or old.
More than on any past Mother’s Day, today’s permissive society forces single mothers, single fathers and single grandparents into fulfilling the child-rearing duties that God assigned to the parental team. Yet, Father God is able and willing to open the single mother’s or father’s arms and heart, multiplying their capacity like Jesus did the loaves and fishes.
I pray that our Heavenly Father will, in the same way, multiply your love for Him and those He placed in your life. And may your love glorify Him through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.