Rick’s Reflections- 5/12/2019

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Allow me to share a few thoughts on Mothers that were shared by others that will go un-named.☺ First a twist on a famous line; “The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn’t getting enough sleep.” Another good one was, “I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.”

You probably heard the one about the teacher who gave her class of 2nd   graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: “My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?” When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost half of the students answered the question with the word Mother.

In normal cases, the acts of mothers point to the truth that we were made in the image of God and the sacrificial nature of mothers for their families reflects the sacrificial love God has for the world. The Bible tells us that we are to honor our mothers and the Bible is also very clear in referencing the importance of motherhood and the many acts that mothers perform daily for their children and their families. These actions need to be acknowledged and honored by others so that mothers will be encouraged to press on in their God given roles. E.W. Caswell says, “The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children’s character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother’s nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother’s hand and heart of love molded their young lives and shaped their destiny.”

Today we want to say in as many ways as possible that we appreciate moms and that we are grateful for their love and devotion. Let us also acknowledge that today is one of the hardest days of the year for many for many different reasons.

I agree with Abraham Lincoln who said; “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.”

Blessings,

Rick