Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 (NASB)

So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:16-19 (NASB)

And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed—and a sword will pierce even your own soul—to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:33-35 (NASB)

Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it...... And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Luke 2:41-43, 51 (NASB)

Therefore the soldiers did these things. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25 (NASB)

The Gospels are full of the story of Jesus. There are a few passages giving the story of His mother. She gave birth to a child she loved. I'm sure she worried about Him and prayed for Him. Those of us who have children understand her motherly emotions. Scripture tells us she treasured in her heart the things concerning her Son. And we are told she stood at the cross as her son died; I'm sure her heart was breaking.

For all the mothers who are experiencing happiness as well as heartache, KNOW, without a shadow of a doubt, that God loves you for loving His children.  May He strengthen you and give you peace as you treasure in your heart the love of your children. Continue lifting up your children in prayer and trust our Creator with their lives!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 
2 Corinthians 13:14 (NASB)

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