I know many moms who gave birth and raised their children and do not have from those children the blessing of honor, respect or love. For those I pray God's greatest love and grace be granted as other moms celebrate this day called Mother's Day.
I know moms, and am among them, who've lost a dear child or a baby. For these I pray God's tender hand of kindness and mercy to meet this day with strength and confidence. God loves you, too.
I know women who've lost the dream of ever having a child of their own and then, some who have children yet are estranged from them and neglected by them. So they have lost the dream of having a lasting relationship with their own flesh and blood. My heart cries in understanding anguish with you. When my mother abandoned me at age 3, I lost that relationship, too. It's not easy.
Please, dear sisters... walk through this day with joy and know that you are where you are for a purpose that only our Heavenly Father understands. For those of us in Christ, we will someday know and understand the reasons why we suffer on this side of glory. For now I pray you grasp the beauty of this day, the sunshine of the moment. May each tear that glistens on your lids reveal a rainbow of hope. Know that there are children everywhere who need a loving hand, a touch from you, a smile and word of encouragement. These children are ones who will never have that from another woman-- they, too, are estranged from the mother's love.
We are one another's gift to each other. We are burden bearers of the highest realm. We are fitted for the moments of travail and have the hearts of mothers and daughters for those who have neither-- there are motherless and childless among us, all around us. Let go and give of yourself. Be for others what you need from others. It may be your highest calling. Be blessed.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
Lord lay an extra helping of Your mercy and grace upon these ladies who yearn to be called mother. Give a surrogate to those who yearn to have a mother and feel all alone. Let them find peace in You and Your grace.