Though I didn’t take this picture (my hubby did) it prompts and stirs an inexpressible joy for the simple but profound joys in life. Sitting here on a beach in front of the ocean often overwhelms and reminds of a God who loves BIG. Loves us his children in whom he created BIG. And as Mother’s Day approaches, its a reminder to reflect on all Mother’s who have loved BIG, in whom God uses to mold their children and change the course of history for His glory.
Anne Graham Lotz eloquently says…
Old Testament Women are rooted in the Bible, beginning with Eve, who was given equal dominion over the earth with Adam; Sarah, whose faith, along with that of her husband, Abraham, was extraordinary, enabling her to bear a son at 90 years of age-a son who became one of the Patriarchs of the Jewish people; Hagar, a single mother who had a personal relationship with God and raised her son, Ishmael, to become the father of many nations; Rahab, whose bold, courageous act of faith saved her entire household from God’s judgment;Ruth, who committed herself to support her mother-in-law, leaving everything behind to begin a new life and became the great-great grandmother of King David; Deborah, who was so bold in battle, the generals would not face the enemy without her; Jael, who single-handedly defeated an enemy none of the generals had been able to overcome; and on it goes until we come to the Virgin Mary, singled out by God for her purity, integrity, piety, and humility to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ…and Mary Magdalene, a woman with a sinful past, who was commissioned by the risen Lord Jesus Christ Himself to be the first evangelist to the world.
This Mother’s Day, choose to be an Old Testament Woman. Sink the roots of your faith down deep in God’s Word. Be someone who knows what you believe. Then live it out. Set the example for your children of a mother who is strong in your convictions, bold in your actions, courageous enough to stand up and speak out for Jesus Christ, while reflecting Him in your character. Your children will rise up and call you blessed!
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)