The Love of a Mother

“Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
‘Many women are capable,
but you surpass them all!'”

Proverbs 31:28-29

“As a mother comforts her son,
so I will comfort you,
and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 66:13

Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart.”

Luke 2:5

The Love of a Mother

Cuddly hugs and kisses that cure,
Feeding and caring,
Lovingly guiding,
Always providing.

Wonderful treats and surprises delight.
Late night companion through sickness and strife.
Selflessly sleepless when times may demand,
a mother will always lend you her hand.

She cries with you,
Prays for you,
Wants only the best.
To get done what’s needed, she’ll give up her rest.


And when we move on,
a part of her heart we take.
She’s always ready for a call or a visit,
Fond memories we’ll make.

Through birth or adoption, her own or another’s,
Love shines through the heart of a mother.
Time passes by, seasons will change,
But the love of a mother will always remain.

Most mothers share a strong bond with their children and want what’s best for them. God gave us mothers to provide a living example of His love. They provide the arms and laps, the discipline and care, the hugs and laughs.

Not all women have children, but many have taken on their care through adoption or close relationships with nieces and nephews or the children of friends. The love, guidance, and friendship of our mothers, grandmothers, and others cheer us on in good times and keep us grounded and surrounded in tough times.

Think of those women who have served in this crucial role throughout your life. Thank the Lord for their love and involvement.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord,
Thank you for our mothers, grandmothers, and others who serve us with parental love. Thank you for their faithful care and involvement in our lives. Please provide for those who need motherly support. Be with those who are going through a difficult season in their parenting and those who mourn the loss of their loved one.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal: Spend some time thinking about your mother. What are your favorite memories of your times together? How can you be that loving encourager in the lives of those close to you?

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