Sunday, May 10, 2015

Day 126

Happy Mother's Day

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee” Exodus 20:12.
Mothers Day is meant to be a special day of appreciation and a demonstration of love as Anna Jarvis believed as she campained to have it recognized as a national holiday. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared that Mother's Day be celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is said to be the most celebrated day of the year.

The celebration should be acknowledged daily for the sacrifice of our Mother's, but we are often too busy with life to thank our life giver. Thankfully we have the opportunity to make it a very special day of recognition. It seems to become more important as we see the closeness of losing that opportunity as the years take their toil.

Many have lost their Mother's or Mother's their children, and the day is a reminder of that loss each year as it comes around. Many people do not have the fellowship with their Mother's in the way it was ordained to be for one reason or another. Maybe there needs to be forgiveness granted for perceived wrongs.

Some Mothers are missing a child at their dinner table and the void is real. I remember it being so difficult to watch other Mother's with their children eating out or shopping as they laughed and shared the time together when our son was absent. It's hard not to envy that in your time of loss.

Today let's honor all Mother's by praying a blessing on those who feel their lost most astutely this year. Pray that God will pour a full measure of comfort over them today. Pray He will show them favor in some way through someone He sends their way to speak a kind word or do an act of service for them that will bless them. May they know they are not forgotten even though they often feel they are. Pray that they may hear from that long lost child today from whom they have been estranged. Help them know they are loved Lord. Be ever near and dear to each Mother today and catch her tears in Your bottle, wash her with HOPE for the future. Even if she has had to say goodbye for now help her to know they will be reunited for eternity one day in the heavens. What a day of rejoicing that will be!

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