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Minister's Minute: A note about mothers

Moms are awesome. They teach us how to love well
On this Mother’s Day, reflect on the gift of motherhood.

Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and normally, I would encourage children to find time to express their love and gratitude for their mothers, but this year I want to write about something different. I want to write about the gift of motherhood.

Now, I want to remain sensitive to those to whom Mother’s Day is a difficult time of the year for various reasons, but I think it is still important for us to celebrate and honour mothers.

The bible teaches that children are a gift from God (Ps. 127:3). Motherhood indeed is a blessing and a privilege. Jesus uses childbearing as an example in John 16:21.

He says, “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”

I’m certain that mothers would argue that it’s difficult to forget the pain of birthing a child, but I think you get the point. The joy of the child being born surpasses the pain. In other words, it’s worth it.

On this Mother’s Day, I encourage you to reflect on the gift of motherhood.

Whenever you struggle through parenting, remember that your children are worth it. For me, motherhood is best depicted by the self-sacrificial love that a mother gives to a child, and that’s why motherhood is so beautiful.

Moms are awesome. They teach us how to love well.