This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 31:25-26 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about a mother’s invisible love.
As a young girl, I always appreciated my mother’s love, and I appreciated her simply for being there when I needed her. However, the older I became, and then especially when I became a mother myself, I understood the depth of the sacrifices she made for me.
Most often, the sacrifices that mothers make—for their children, for their families, and for their households—are obvious. But there are some sacrifices that are unseen and go unspoken. In these situations, only she and the Lord know the extent of what she is sacrificing. This is what I call the invisible nature of a mother’s love.
When I ponder these ultimate sacrifices, I turn to the Scriptures and think of Hannah. In first Samuel, we learn that Hannah has a son named Samuel, but that she gave her son back to the Lord.
Each year, Hannah visited the temple to deliver a small coat that she had made for Samuel. Even though she was separated from Samuel, he was able to walk around in a coat that only her hands had made.
I think the story of Hannah reaffirms for us that a mother’s love can always overcome time and distance. The words that I am feeling on my heart right now, and that you will hopefully share with a mom today are:
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, let’s go the extra mile in celebrating our moms.