Friday, May 6, 2011

Words to Live By

Mother's Day is a special day. Not everyone is a Mother, but we have all had a Mom in our lives. Whether it was a natural Mother, an adopted one, or just some special woman who has come along side to encourage you. My own Mom went to be with the Lord over 30 years ago, but there have been women who have stood in her place. I am thankful to the Lord for His mercies to allow me to share special "Mom" time with these women.

If your Mom is still living, be sure to give her a hug. And if your Mom is already gone, find someone who could really use a hug. It could be a relative, a friend, a neighbor, or even an acquaintance. In the scriptures we see when Jesus hung on the cross, he gave His own Mother into John's safe keeping (John 19:26-27). I'm sure after Jesus died, Mary needed a hug. And when the Lord returned from the grave, in my heart of hearts, I know He hugged His Mother. Mary probably treasured those moments, just as she did when the shepherds told of the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:19).

May the Lord bless each one of you, whether you are a Mother, Grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, friend or neighbor.

Exodus 20:12 ESV “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik


9 comments:

Allie said...

Beautiful post hon - I've been blessed with a few 'mums' and I love them all so dearly - but especially my own true mum.

sarah said...

Nice post and want to wish you a very happy mother's day....hope it's the best.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Very nice post...be a blessing to others should be on my "do" list..
Warmly,
deb

Elaine said...

Your flowers are just lovely and so is your post. Having just recently lost my own mother,the Lord has really spoken to me to give out extra "mother" love to different ones this year....I have received so much from my own mom over the years that I want to give some of it back. Thanks for the beautiful words of encouragement.

Pamela said...

Beautiful flowers! I hope your Mother's Day is joyful, and full of God's blessings.

~Pamela

no spring chicken said...

A beautiful reminder to pay homage to all the 'mothers' in our lives.

Blessings, Debbie

Brenda said...

What a sweet reminder to give a special hug to all the "moms" today. I will give them out like candy today at church.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What beautiful pink roses. I'm glad that you had other women in your life be be like a mom to you.
God Bless,
Ginger

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely and special post. I hope you had a very special Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty