Sorry this took so long! But “somebody’s gotta work for a livin’ “…. (sorry girls…that is what Jeff says all the time…as if he alone works 🙂 )
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I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day. A few mothers I really want to honor on this day, my wife Angie, my mother, my mother-in-law, and my two daughters, Tiffany and April. These are the closest, dearest and most precious mothers to me. I could write a blog about each one individually, but I feel lead in another direction today. I would like to share about a very special mother in our church.
Matthew 7:16 says you can identify them by their fruit, — by the way they act.
Matthew is talking about false prophets, but we can identify Christians in this story (mothers) by their actions, by the way they live.
This particular mother has a special needs child. Although I’ve never had a conversation with her, she is part of my daily prayer life. On a Tuesday in December of 2008 during our morning men’s prayer meeting, I asked God for something different, something new, something I had never done before for 2009. A couple of weeks later, God answered my request.
The Lord gave me two people in our church to pray for every day for the next year. The first, a man with some health challenges, and the second—-this special mother.
“Wow–what a challenge” was what I thought. “What have I gotten myself into? To call their names every single day for an entire year? Could I do this? Commit to this? God, are you sure?”
Does this sound familiar? How many times have you done the same thing? Okay—off track just a minute…now let’s get back to the mom.
I don’t know the mother’s heart on a daily basis. I have no idea what she goes through every day….but I can tell you what I see. It takes a special mother to care for a special needs child. Do you realize that by 8:00 a.m. she has probably done more than many of you all day long? How about when you come home and retire to your special chair, her day is far from being over.
I see love in motion as she carries her child, for he cannot walk. Her face reflects love as she looks at him when she sits and holds him. I know that this kind of love—only comes from the Father’s love.
Do you see the resemblance? Just like our Father —who carries us through the times when we feel that we can’t go on…He wraps His arms around us when we are afraid or lonely. Only God loves this special child more than this special mother. And only God loves this special mother more.
As you go about your day—enjoying your family—or thinking back to the day you became a mother—thank the LORD above for the gift of that life.