Our moment to Be still…to Be fed by the Word of God…to Be grateful. Today, we will reflect on the invisible nature of a mother’s love.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 31:25-26
This Mother’s Day I am thinking about the invisible nature of a mother’s love. As a young girl, I know that I always appreciated my mother’s. I appreciated her just being there. But the older I became and then becoming a mother myself, I became more attune with the sacrifices that she made. Most often, some of the sacrifices that moms make for their children, their families and their households are obvious. But there are some sacrifices that go unseen and then of course, unspoken. This is the part that I call the invisible nature of a mother’s love.
When I think about that ultimate sacrifice and I turn to the Scriptures, I think of Hannah. In First Samuel, we learn that Hannah has a son named Samuel. But, she gives her first son back to the Lord. Now each year Hannah would visit the Temple and she would make a small coat for Samuel to wear. She would give it to him each year she visited. Even though Samuel was separated from Hannah, he would walk around in a coat that only her hands had made. I think this story of Hannah reaffirms for us that a mother’s love can always overcome time and distance.
The words on my heart this morning are “Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time yet to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31: 25-26
Tomorrow, let’s talk about how we handle fear. Visit bmoments.org and share this reflection, because others desire to be inspired.
And today, let’s go the extra mile in celebrating our moms!