A mother’s love can be a picture of God’s love for us.
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“So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.”
Proverbs 23:25 New Living Translation
If you look closely at this picture you’ll see a young mom and her two children walking up the bank on the opposite side of the pond. Before heading up the hill, this mom had placed one child on a rock and held the other in her arms. With great care not to let go of the child in her arms, she took a picture of the other on the rock.
Mom’s are amazing.
I’m not saying that moms are perfect or somehow more holy than others, but many moms carry their children in their hearts until the day they die. As many of us dads know, don’t get between mom and her children. You’ll lose…every time.
Think of the pain that Jesus’ mom felt watching her son’s crucifixion. Not only did she see him brutalized by the Romans, but she witnessed her own people mocking him. She was there when he breathed his last. She took a mental picture of that event that she carried with her until her own death. That’s what mom’s do.
God’s love for us is reflected in a mother’s love. Like this mom in the picture, he takes time to dwell with us, hold our hand and maybe even take our picture.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner