This one’s for the moms
Mothers of every beautiful variety, moms who delve out the love and grace of God every single day.
It may look like business as usual but it is weighty, eternal, and sacred work.
To the moms who are mothers in their hearts but have not yet seen God’s plan fulfilled, may God comfort you with hope and promise in the waiting room until his plan dawns like the sun.
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?…This I know, that God is for me. Ps 56:8-9
He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. Ps 147: 3-5
To the adoptive and foster moms who have quieted the cries of orphans one little one at a time. May God give you His infinite wisdom and his unfailing strength as your family proclaims the distinct truths that God is the Defender of the weak and the Father to the fatherless.
Even if my mother and father abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Ps 27:10
God provides homes for those who are deserted. Ps 86:6
And we pray with the psalmist, Lord continue to defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3-4
To the grandmas who are the saving strength of their daughters and provide the delight and attention that becomes a stabilizing rock for little hearts and hands. Your prayers move mountains and banish the evil one. Your brilliant love and belief in your little ones grant a bravery and confidence that will be worn as armor as new paths and futures are forged.
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Ps 112:2
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. Luke 1:50
To the grandmas who are raising their grandchildren, may God bless you a hundred fold for your selfless-love. My grandparents cared for me from diapers to toddling and then again through my teen years. They saved my life. May God strengthen your heart, mind, and body for the task and may His surprises of provision be abundant.
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint…even youths shall faint and be weary…but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint. Is 40:31
To the moms who have lost a child, any words of comfort are small. You carry the loss in your bones, and blood, and every breath you breathe. May the God of all might be near to you in every way you need.
You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. Psalm 18:28
David speaks about his infant son saying, ‘I will go to him one day, but he will not return to me.’ 2 Sam 12:23
God is within her she will not fall, God will help her at break of day. Ps 46:5
To the single moms, no one but God really knows how much grit, moxie, and perseverance you demonstrate every morning, day, and night. May the God Who Provides sustain and replenish you.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Cor 9:8
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Mt 11:28
To the moms to be whose bellies will soon tell the story of motherhood. The heavens rejoice with you at the wonder of a new life. May praise be on your lips as God strengthens you through this business of growing a human!
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. Ps 8:2
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Ps 139:16
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Ps 127:3
To the women who are remembering moms lost today, may there be smiles with the tears as you remember beautiful lives. May God confirm to you how her beauty and wisdom live through you every day, bringing glory to God.
and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.. Rev 21:4
For since we believe Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thess 4:13
To the moms that I have admired from afar, the moms I have learned from in close range, and the moms I now mother beside thank you for inspiring me and comforting me. To my sister and the friends that I have seen step into motherhood with grace, godliness, and strength watching you has filled me with awe…if only you could know how beautiful you are to me. Thank you for reminding me that God is not a God of one kind of beauty but His unfathomable and immeasurable beauty is rendered through your lovely differences.
To Mamma D who came into my life at 7 years old. You were so full of life I just wanted to be like you! You were a comfort to me in confusing and dark time. You were the first true fighter I ever knew. You have persevered with humor and grit. You are amazing to me. Love you.
To my Grandma, your love was the rock I found my footing on. Thank you for wanting me and setting your affection on me from my first day. Thank you for raising me…thank you for everything. I would be nowhere without you. I think of you every single day, and I await the day I will see you again and we will rejoice in all the Lord’s goodness together.
To my mom, who God gave me at 21 years old you have taught me how to be a daughter. You have shown me the refuge of a mother’s love. You have shown me the warrior’s strength a mother has for her children, in the Lord. You have sat down in my darkness and waited with me for the Lord’s deliverance. You have leaped and danced in the streets with me at the break of light. Your mother’s love has has taught me how to be a mom like nothing else has or could.
Today I praise God for every child who is not motherless. I praise the God whose imagination brought forth this brilliant thing called motherhood. Today I praise God for each one of my sisters who are called or one day will be called, mom. We celebrate the moms of every variance and kind. Realizing that each of us are an exquisite gift that has come down from the Father of lights, full of purpose to illuminate the glorious character of our God.