A Few Thoughts For Mothers This Mother’s Day
As we approach Mother’s Day, I find myself reflecting upon Luke 1:46: “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,” (KJV) and Luke 2:19: “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” (KJV)
My reflecting on those passages of scripture has to do with the joy and awe that Mary must have experienced and also the future her child, (God’s Son, God in human form, Jesus the Christ) would suffer. I conclude that it can, in a sense (apart from the obvious), be no different for most mothers.
There was no thought of whether she should keep Him, or of the inconvenience He might pose. She was to be a mother; and she rejoiced at the life that was within her, and she pondered the promise of His, i.e., her child’s, future.
Here’s my point. The miraculous conception of “The Life” within Mary was a gift from God. Her soul rejoiced at that as much as it rejoiced at God’s selection of her.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Mothers, this Mother’s Day, should bear in remembrance that they gave life to a gift or gifts from God. God is the creator of life, and I will not be dissuaded by the ignorant who seek to elevate themselves above God by believing that man creates life or by those who argue life doesn’t begin at the very moment of conception.
The fact that God blessed us with the ability to reproduce in no way disconnects God from the process. Mothers, this Mother’s Day take a moment to reflect upon the glorious gift God presented to you, and ask if you have done your best to honor Him by instilling His precepts into your child(ren).
Mary ponded the wonderful impact that her child would have upon the world. She didn’t boast; she wasn’t puffed up; scripture says she kept those things to herself and “pondered them in her heart.”
A child is a gift of promise and as such I cannot imagine the quiet moments mothers experience as that tiny unborn life kicks or perhaps responds to its mother gently rubbing her stomach as she sits quietly reflecting upon the life within her.
A child needs to be wanted, not just taken care of. A child is a gift and gifts are to be cherished, appreciated, and adored; and I argue that cannot be adequately done unless there is a right relation between the mother and God and a full appreciation for the wonderment of the life growing inside her.
Mothers, as we approach your special day look not just on your child or children with pride and love but look upon them as gifts from God. That child that became life within you and grew and developed is breathtakingly miraculous.
I know that for a plethora of reasons not every mother will be able to share Mother’s Day with her child and/or children but if you do, let your child and/or children know just how much you love them this Mother’s Day. Let them know they are gifts from God, and they should never forget that.
As we approach Mother’s Day, I pray that all mothers would know the forgiveness, joy, and love of Christ and that they would share same with their precious offspring.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here