Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day musings

Mother's Day is always a very heavy day for me. I get to be the mom to 5 beautiful children because 4 other moms could no longer do it. It is hard to wrap my mind around it. In our collective situations, those of my children's first mothers as well as mine, I see God's hand at work meeting our needs. For the mother who died, he provided her children a new mother. For the mother who's child was sick, he provided a mom who could provide the needed health care. For the mother who suffered from extreme poverty, he provided a mom who could offer loving shelter. For the mother so desperate in her situation that she felt she had no where to turn, God provided another set of loving arms to hold her precious baby. For this yearning woman, He fulfilled her deepest desire to be someone's mom. We are a team united by love for our children.

God's word has comforted me and challenged me.

the comfort:
Psalm 113:9
He gives children to the woman who has none and makes her a happy mother. Praise the Lord.

The challenge:
Isiah 54:1-3a
...You are like a woman who never gave birth to children. Start singing and shout for joy. You never felt the pain of giving birth, but you will have more children than the woman who has a husband.
Make your tent bigger; stretch it out and make it wider. DO NOT HOLD BACK. Make the ropes longer and its stakes stronger, because you will spread out to the right and to the left.

I have no idea how many children we will parent before we are through. I WILL NOT HOLD BACK. Scott is already looking for number 6. We'll just have to wait and see.

I challenge you dear friends, DO NOT HOLD BACK.


Audrey said...

Beautiful post. Praise God for the first mothers who gave our children life. Praise God for His promise to love us as we love the children that He brings to our families.

Happy Mother's Day Traci.

sue said...

I can't wait to hear more about # 6!

Happy Mother's Day!