by: Marty Paluch
Mom. The word hopefully elicits the warm and fuzzies from you. Moms are an extension of the heart of God’s heart into the lives of children. Most any word you can use to describe God, I think you can probably use to describe a mom. Loving, caring, compassionate, gracious, protective, forgiving, longsuffering, patient, sacrificial, wise, fair, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!
Now, we know our moms are human in contrast to God. While moms are all those things above and much more, they’re not always all those things. Sometimes we may not want to be around a mom if she’s having a bad day and sometimes we need to be around if she’s having a bad day. The point is we honor and love our mom regardless of her humanity.
Admittedly, some of us for whatever reason, may have had a mom who couldn’t or wouldn’t pour good things into our lives. And that’s okay. Though we may not have always seen it God, through Jesus, was still providing whatever we needed to get us to where we are today. Just like moms come in all sizes, shapes, colors and aromas, so does God’s love and provision.
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…Isaiah 66:13