Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers - God's gift to mankind

What is it about mom's? What makes them special? Think about it for a moment:
  • They are given a desire to carry children - a vessel of human continuity (true story, my wife didnt even like children, until we were married for about a year. Suddenly she wanted four. That's right - four.)
  • They willingly take on carrying a parasite - a large parasite - for nine months. It makes them as big as a house.
  • They go through 1-2 days of the worst pain known to man - like passing a watermelon. Then, inexplicably, they DO IT AGAIN - perhaps several times. Apparently God gives them some sort of amnesia, and they forget what they went through (if I carried the child, it would only happen ONCE).
  • After birthing this child, going through the worst pain imaginable, having their beautiful bodies changed in ways that may never be recovered - they then spend the next 20+ years serving every need of their child. Feeding - changing - bathing - teaching - over and over - every day - a constant nurturing and meeting of endless needs. It makes me tired just thinking about it.
  • For the rest of their lives a mother will think about, care for, and pray for that child.
What could posses a human to take on such a role? What would cause a person to make such sacrifices? I believe that God has programed into the very DNA of a female this purpose. He has given mothers a unique gift -the ability to love with agape love. Love that is one way, not expecting anything in return. Love that esteems the child above her own wants and needs. Even in our mixed up, immoral world, everyone knows that mothers love their children.

I think that today we should thank God for giving the world the gift of motherhood, because without it our world would be a cold and uncaring place.

And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
Gen 3:20 NKJV

Pastor Clay

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