A Safe Mother's Day Post

If you are not too fond of Mother's Day, I assure you that this is a safe post to read.  

It's FOR you. 

Whether you lost your Mom, or never knew her...

Whether you desperately long to be a mom, or are a single Mom longing for a small break...

Whether you have not spoken to your Mom in years, or are a mother who hasn't seen your children in years...

Whether you are a Mom who chose adoption -- and love that choice- but MISS your kids, or are a Mom with the heartbreaking hole that abortion leaves behind...

Whether you are a Mom who has a child that has gone astray, or a Mom who lost her child to heaven far too soon...

I'm convinced that the heart of EVERY woman is hugging you today.

We may not know what to say to one another, but we want to connect. Our scars may be different, but our connection through the LOVE of HOPE  is always the same.

How do we walk this out, though?  A day that is riddled with pain for some and celebration for others... how do we do it, Lord?

A day when we so want to celebrate with the women in our lives, but simply can't be present?

How do we walk in joy when our feelings are crying, "NOT.  ANOTHER. MOTHER'S DAY.  PICTURE.  I just can't take it, Lord"?

We lean into Nehemiah 8:10.  "The joy of the Lord is my strength."

Sweet sister, we let Revelation 21:4 become our banner. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

John 16:22 takes on a whole new meaning.  "So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you."  It won't be like this for long, ladies.

We remember what was, but we look ahead to what will be.  We take our dreams and place them in the hands of the One who puts desires into our hearts in the first place.  We draw closer to Him, because we know that in His care, wounded hearts are healed.

Phil. 1:3 says, "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you..." and I did today.  All day long.

I thanked God for the heroes that women are EVERY day. 

Titus 2: 3 -5 says it beautifully, "...and so train the young women to love...."

There's so much more than that, but that part is the focus here.  We need spiritual mothers in our lives to train us to love... because the greatest of these IS LOVE.  

No matter where our journey has taken us or will take us, God's asking each of us to become her... a spiritual mother.  If you already are her? Start asking God to expand your territory.  Because this m
ission field is a large one, and sister, we need you out there.

See, to be a spiritual mother, you don't have to have children.

To be a spiritual mother, you only have to be close to Jesus and want to love His kids and mentor them in how to walk out His love in day to day life.

I see you being a spiritual mother to many.  I see it clearly... and I see God patiently waiting on you to accept that role when you are ready.  

In the gap, let's accept each other's attempts to love each other.  We may not always get it right, but we will always love.  

As women, God created us with with hearts full of compassion, caring, and nurturing spirits.  We may walk those traits out differently, but it's all in there.

I promise.

So to every mother, thank you for what you do... and Happy Mother's Day.  Because today belongs to EVERY single one of you.  I pray that you claim it and walk in the joy of His love.

He sees you... and we love you.  And we absolutely need you.

ChristieAitken@gmail.com, 2014
Twitter: @ChristieAitken 


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