I am betting if I was able to go to all of your homes and snoop through your cupboards and drawers (I know that sounds weird!), I’m betting I would find some “Best Mom Ever” mugs, some homemade cards claiming, “You are the Greatest Ever!” and many other unrecognizable crafts with your child’s picture on them. What I’m betting I couldn’t find, is saved pieces of broken valuables they have destroyed, copies of failed tests they didn’t prepare for, or any other memorabilia that was saved from their mistakes or poor choices.
I want to encourage you today because being a mom is hard! The fact you are saving the “Great Mom Gifts,” shows your love for your kids. And if you can imagine, Jesus loves us even more than we love our kids. He doesn’t just save our most shining moments, he saves even the worst, so we don’t have to continue carrying the guilt and shame for our choices, or our children’s choices, we often feel is a direct reflection of ourselves.
I was convicted recently, when my husband and I went to a school conference for one of our kids. When we walked in, I was introducing myself, and was hesitant in fear of what the report was going to be. A few days later, during some worship, I felt God saying to me, “I never hesitate to claim that you are mine.” He loves us and our children so greatly, that the greatest gift you can give your children as a mom, is to pray for them and ask for God’s protection and grace. I pray that you as moms receive his presence, his love and his mercy this year, which is better than any spa day. But I hope you are spoiled with a spa day as well and I hope we get to see you this Sunday for Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day!