Something to make you think!
Something to make you think!
This is a post I’ve been pondering for the past few weeks. I can’t remember what day it struck me that Mother’s Day was coming and it would be here soon. I wasn’t quite sure how to begin or what to say, or if I could ignore all together what has been stirring in my heart.
This Sunday there will be no pitter-pattering of little feet, no messy hands and faces to wipe, no babbling baby, and no homemade card’s handed to me by children who call me mommy. No waking up to the sound of those beautiful words, “Happy Mother’s Day!” I will go to church and other women will be wearing corsage’s, or carrying flowers. Mother’s will be asked to stand and be recognized, they will be rightfully applauded for their sacrificial and loving care given on a daily basis.
The question is, how will I respond? For a number of families, adopting is the answer to years of infertility. Infertility can be lonely, saddening, filled with despair, jealousy and self-pity. The pain of desiring children and month after month realizing that the desire is being left unfilled becomes disheartening. Tears and gut wrenching sorrow can unexpectedly overwhelm you and leave you feeling hopeless. Dread can fill your heart of being “caught” in situations with other moms and being left out. You have no cute antedotes of child-rearing tales to tell in “the mom circles.” Baby showers and the like serve as constant reminders of what you’re lacking. And then comes that day. . . the day of the year when our entire nation turns to celebrate Mothers, and once again we’re reminded that we’re not in that club.
Again, how do we respond? Is adoption the answer to our longing hearts? Will that make this all better and satisfy our yearning and despair? I know I’ve at times believed that “when I have a child this will all go away.” I’ve sinfully said in my heart, “God, I know you’re good and sovereign, that you sent Jesus to die for my sin to make me Your child, but this is all worth nothing to me if I do not have children.” How often I have shamefully lost sight of the glorious inheritance secured for me in the gospel- that calvary is the first and only place that I can find the satisfaction and hope that my heart was created for and longing to find!!!
So, this Mother’s Day I fervently pray for myself and others like me. A dear sister in Christ sent me a beautiful card this week that read, “Thinking of you this Mother’s Day. . . May you celebrat this day in the hope of what God has in store for you, remembering that our ultimate hope is in Christ and his atoning sacrifice.” Oh, what a wonderful and truth filled reminder of HOPE! My prayer is that you and I can respond with hope and a heart full of faith towards God this Sunday. These are a few verses I’ve been meditating on as reminders of the good and loving character of our Great God.
Psalms 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.
Psalms 100:5 For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.
Deuteronomy 32:5 The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Dear Friends!!!!