I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
There is a verse in 1 Timothy 5:10 where Paul is talking to Timothy about caring for the widows and he makes a secondary comment that has always intrigued me. Paul’s comment there is, and this is my paraphrase, “like widows who raised children, which is a good work.”
In our industrial age, we tend to think that accomplishments and achievements of big things is necessary to be a good work, but the old adage is true, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
On this day of honor to mothers I often think of the women who dread this day, because of a child lost to death or to miscarriage, or a child that is incarcerated or in military service.
I think of the ladies who wish they were mothers but never had the privilege here on earth (I can’t wait to see these in the resurrection when the angels greet them by placing infants in their arms, I’m thinking of the babies whose life on earth were shortened by abortions).
I think of the mothers estranged from their children because of their child’s waywardness or because of forgetfulness on their part by not calling or communicating with their mom.
I know any of these circumstances can be painful and for that I am sorry. I can only point our eyes to the Savior to find comfort or to find strength coping or even just to find hope for facing this day alone.
So, on this day I say Happy Mother’s Day to those that are and those who will be!