One of God’s Greatest Gifts
Main Scripture: Psalm 139:13
Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
Do you ever sit and wonder the emotions Mary felt when she was told she would give birth to the Messiah? Maybe scared, worried, or even honored. Scared because what would people think? Worried because she could be killed for this because she was to remain pure other than for Joseph after their marriage and now, she is pregnant yet still a virgin, which as you can imagine seems hard to believe and hard to explain, other than by a miracle. Honored because God chose her to be the one who would give birth to Jesus. The Messiah. The one who would come and save us all. Motherhood is a gift from God, and in my opinion one of the best.
When I was born my mom was only 18. During those times, this was less acceptable to society then how common we see it now. My mother was a great mom. Due to her and my dad working, my Ma stepped in and helped to raise me. My precious Ma was a gift straight from God Himself. She had all of the qualities that God intended for mothers to have. She was kind, loving, patient, forgiving, and always there for me. Thanks to her and my mom, I knew exactly the type of mother I wanted to be for my children one day. Now of course, I have three children of my own. I will never forget the joy that filled my heart when I found out I was pregnant with my first, Bailee. Then three years later I was blessed with my second, Emma. Six years after that, Mattie came along to bring joy to us in a time where much joy wasn’t found.
Motherhood is a special gift from God. A mother’s love is in my opinion one of the closest forms of the type of love God shows us. Maybe some of you are being raised by a different mother figure in your life. Whether it be your grandma, aunt, someone who chose to love you and adopted you, or the father figure in your life who stepped up to be both. That love is no less than that of a mother. God knew exactly what He was doing even before He created you. He knew who the mother figure in your life would be and made sure she or he was the perfect fit just for you.
On this Mother’s Day, I urge you to hug your moms a little tighter. Tomorrow isn’t promised and not everyone has the same privilege to hug theirs anymore. For you mothers, thank you for all you do. Being a mother isn’t always easy, but it is always a blessing and I know for sure that motherhood is one of God’s greatest gifts.
From a Blessed Mother,
Billie Joe Paige
Transformed Student Ministry