In His Praise — May 8, 2022

“But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

Luke 2:51-52

Happy Mother’s Day! Today many will spend a little extra time trying to make Mom feel appreciated and special. Millions of dollars will be spent on cards, flowers, dinners, and other gifts. Whether it’s  Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister or friend, a loving “mother” is very special. To have a Christian mother is very special and a true blessing. 

As we focus on our mothers, let’s think  about Jesus’ mother, Mary. Although young, by today’s standards, when she gave birth, Mary was a very devout believer in God. Although she didn’t understand all that was happening to her, she accepted her role as the mother of the Messiah with faith and put her trust in God. As Jesus grew up Mary probably spent many times pondering His actions and His words, but she never gave up her faith in God. Mary was faithful to her God and faithful to the task He had given her — birthing, nurturing and caring for the the Savior of the world!

None of us will ever have such a grand assignment as Mary,  but we are given the privilege and responsibility of rearing and influencing the children that God brings into our lives. We like Mary, should remain steadfast in our faith and trust wholeheartedly in the Lord. We do not what plans the Lord has for the children He has entrusted to us.

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