Luke 2:19 states, “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. The “things” were concerning her virgin motherhood to Jesus the Messiah. As we approach Mother’s Day, what are you pondering in your heart? I would like to share a few of the things that I am pondering.
I love getting up in the morning and seeing the dark sky turn bright while I spend time with our Lord. I enjoy being with Him and fellowshipping with Him before there is any stirring outside. What a blessing to see a new day enter in not knowing what it will bring, but just resting in the fact that He knows and that is enough.
I have learned that each child is different as each day that is given to us is different. As a mother approaching 70 yrs. of age, I have lived long enough to see how some dark times can truly turn into bright seasons of life. If you have more than one child, you know that each one is so different from the other even though they came from the same womb.
In giving birth you had no clue as to how that child would turn out by the choices he or she would make. Life can be challenging as Jesus said it would (John 16:33), but life is so wonderful as you walk it out with Jesus.
I like to see the creative way in which our Lord spreads the clouds and throws hues of blue, yellow or orange and white into the sky each morning. Not one morning is the same as the other. You must grab the beauty of that morning when it presents itself. The same is true as a mother. Not one season of life is the same as the other. You must grab the beauty of each season as it presents itself.
I cried as each child left the nest to create their own home. You may struggle through some of life’s transitions, but it’s alright. Jesus struggled in the Garden of Gethsemane as He was about to usher in an eternal transition in world history.
As a family we are approaching Mother’s Day without my mother-in-law for the first time whom I loved dearly. Each family member has handled her passing differently. As with any loss in life, Jesus is the answer and knows precisely how to heal each broken heart.
What are you pondering currently? Is it producing gratitude in your heart? I pray you have a blessed Mother’s Day in light of all that you may be pondering. If you are single, a widow, a childless woman, or mother, may you ponder the unmeasurable love that God has for you personally. You are a unique design of His. You are the reason He give up His life. You can thrive whether you are a natural mother or not. You who have breath in your body and eyes to read this blog. You, you, you…(keep pondering dear one).