Posts Tagged ‘MOTHER’S DAY’

Just returned from Cincy.

Drove about 2 hrs this AM to be at Christian Nation Church with our daughters, their husbands, and several children. Sis Eisenhart was in charge of passing out gifts to every mother and pretty flower baskets were give to various mothers who had X, Y, or Z “qualifications:” Both daughters “won” in their “categories:” Mother with the most email friends, Heather with @1500 fb friends 🙂 and Mother with the most coupons in her purse, Laura with 50 :). For the main service Bro Eisenhart invited yours truly to the platform to pray the congregational prayer after which a friend of many yrs, Sharon Campbell Hutchinson, sang a Mother’s Day song and later our “kid” sang a second Mother’s Day song. Bro Eisenhart’s message dealt with the scene of Christ’s mother at the cross. A quote from him is “Love is the soul of courage.” Afterward my wife and I enjoyed eating a meal which the two families put together. Good food, great fellowship, and gracious treatment of Moma for Mother’s Day!

– eab, 5/8/16

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Only God makes mothers.  He is, of course, in charge of conception.  He is equally in charge of the gestation period.  He provides the labor pains and (with or without medication) He provides the labor to put up with those life-threatening yet, life providing pains. And He is there when a new life is introduced into this world.  So far so good. But “mothering” has just begun! 

Only God makes mothers.  Bearing a child and even birthing one is not the same as being a Mother.  God will be there to help every new mother as she “picks up the tools” of mothering.  He’ll help her see the right thing to do, the right way to think, the right approach to this greatest of all feminine callings.  God will be there to help everyone who calls upon Him and that surely includes the “newly minted mom.”     

Those first giddy minutes of being a mother turn into the first hours.  Those first hours quickly turn into the first days.  “Before she knows it” the baby is weeks old, and then months.  Mothering turns several curves.  New stages require new answers. If it’s the first, there is much to learn. If it’s the second baby there are some things to relearn.  If it’s the third (etc.) there’s the lesson that no two babies, though siblings, are exactly alike.    

All humans on this earth have come through the birth canal except the first two. (Also only two have escaped death).  God even allowed His Son to come to earth via birth.  He made motherhood.  He respects motherhood.  On this day when we remember “Mom,” don’t forget the Institution of Motherhood is God “invented,” God backed, and will be so till eternity.Happy Mother’s Day!  

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