Sunday Reflection: Mothers
The only thing easy about being a mom is the love given to you from your children and even that hurts sometimes. The love for our children drives us on to (hopefully) do what is in the best interest of our children. It’s a lot of emotional and physical work, but motherhood is amazing. As our children get older, they’re more than likely not in our every day care, but they are never far from our hearts.I have the most wonderful mom. She is kind and giving. She supports her children’s ideas and dreams – our biggest cheerleader. She suffers when we do. But, most importantly, she offers unconditional love.
Jesus had a mother. Mary knew from the beginning that her son had heavenly connections. Maybe secretly, she thought he would always be safe and never have to suffer. But, down deep inside I bet she knew he had a sacrifice to make. With this knowledge, she was a devoted mother to Jesus, the son of God. And, her son knew what a gem he had in his mother.“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19: 25-27 (NIV)
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Joyce. Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who are reading this.