Sunday, May 9, 2010
A Mother's Legacy
Mothers are resourceful and as the years go by, most Mothers will go to the ends of the earth for their child. In my life, I have always hoped that I make each one of my children feel that they are the only one when I am with them. In essence, time is the main ingredient about instilling and developing the virtues and values that you want for your child. I do not care what the books say about quality or quantity, I know, because I have lived it, it is quantity first but a good mother develops over time. Often she is mentored by someone special in her life. It should be her own mother, but if that doesn't happen, God will send someone your way who will model to you the important virtues of love, patience, and kindness that are so important to be a mother. He did that for me, over and over again in my early years as a mother. He placed people in my pathway who pointed me to Him! Real people, who to this day, I can picture as someone who took an interest in me and my family.
In the Bible, Moses mother, Jochebed, stands as a monument to his mother's courage against staggering opposition of the time she lived in. She had meager means, but desired to raise her Hebrew son in the ways and customs of her faith. God carried out her desires to raise her son in ways that only He could design. You see, the King, sent out a decree that all the boy babies under two were to die. In a desperate situation, Jochebed took her dilemma and resources that were available and set about her work of saving her son's life. She took the reeds from the edges of the river nearby and constructed a woven basket with a lid and placed her baby into the water, said a prayer, and pushed him away with hope and faith in the everlasting goodness of God. Little did she know that the King's very own daughter would find the baby and raise Moses as a Prince! Jochebed was hired for wages to be a nurse maid to her very own child, without anyone knowing she was the child's true mother! God had saved his life for a mighty purpose. Her example encourages me as I keep coming back to the Lord, morning after morning. And He is there, available to me and to any mother who seeks the Lord's guidance. He performs what He promises, and that assurance can overcome any fear you may have about mothering or the job you are doing. Mothers are valuable! You can read Jochobed's story in Exdous 1:1 through 2:10!
Blessings to you today! Remember that you are uniquely designed to be the most influential person in your child's life. Wow......that is remarkable and I hope you sense God's love for you and your children. Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your day.......