One of the primary characteristics of a mother is a mother’s love
A mother loves her child no matter what they do. If you think about it, right from the beginning, children do nothing to deserve love. When they are in the womb they cause discomfort, morning sickness, and pain during the many months of pregnancy. And then there’s the pain of childbirth.
And while they look cute when they come out, all they end up doing is eating, pooping, sleeping, and crying. They require constant attention with feedings every two to three hours, which means sleepless nights.
Yet mothers amazingly love them unconditionally.
How is it that when our kids are screaming, crying, and having temper tantrums a mother can still love them? How is it that when they grow up and make poor decisions, rejecting their parent’s advice and potentially the parents themselves, a mother, with a broken heart, can still love them?
Love like that is illogical; it doesn’t make sense, why would someone love without thought of return when the cost is so high. Where does that love come from? It comes from God; it is a gift from God.
The love of a mother is God’s greatest example of the kind of love God has for us.
So powerful is a mother’s example of God’s love, the Apostle Paul uses it to understand how we are to love one another.
“But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8)
Other than Jesus’ death on a cross, a mother’s love is the next closest human example of the kind of love God has for us, and the kind of love we are to demonstrate to each other. Mothers are then a glimpse of God’s unconditional love for us, even though all we do is moan, groan, and complain. God still loves us with everlasting love.
This Mother’s Day Sunday we’ll be looking at God’s lovingkindness, taking our cue from what the Bible says about Hagar and God’s love for her.
Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South, Mesquite, NV., behind ACE Hardware. His Sunday Morning Message is entitled, “God’s Lovingkindness.” The service will be held in person or online at 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening at 6 p.m. Pastor Mike Rowden’s message is, “Encouragement for the Persecuted Christians” from 2 Thessalonians 1.
Wednesday Evening Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies begins at 6 p.m. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the minor prophets, and the Men’s Bible study is going through the Life of David.
Our services can be watched live or at a time best suited for your needs on our YouTube Channel “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship,” or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Living-Waters-Fellowship-Mesquite-Foursquare-Church-323286096181/
3 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Devotional: A Mother’s Love”
Well stated. So much easier to understand why mothers are often quicker to forgive than us fathers.
Wes, in some ways, yes, but in the Lord, and with the same unconditional love, we can be just as forgiving. A little harder, yes, but not out of the question. Take care my friend, and I hope you have a great weekend. God bless
This is so precious to me. I love the analogy of a mother’s love being that example of God’s unconditional love for us. The very thing that kept me loving and praying for my daughter when she was out there in the world was God continuously reminding me of His unconditional love for me during the years of my rebellious state. His loving kindness in drawing me back was the same loving kindness He used through me to draw back my daughter to Jesus but also back to me.