Luke 1:30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!”
During Mother’s Day, I patiently listen to beautiful speeches while watching videos about special moments. Many people appreciate their mothers’ meals, love, and encouragement throughout the year. We definitely need good moms. But, God gives us mothers for a special purpose. Without a mother’s guidance, you and I lack the gift to help others. When I have a bad day at work, my mom leaves a message on my cell phone. I might think the world is awful, but she gives me a little bit of encouragement. The world ought to celebrate Mother’s Day every day.
In 2015, I took an English literature class about mommy memoirs. I was surprised that the university offered a class regarding mothers. When students think about literature, they think of Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte. But the university classified that class under Women’s Studies. Browsing the web, we can find parenting magazines (some advice) so new parents do not feel alone.
In class, I enjoyed reading books by various women. Some struggled with motherhood and guilty feelings, because they could not meet demands of raising families. Other women were professionals who struggled with careers and family duties like laundry and meals. While many women were musicians, writers, and homemakers, they enjoyed caring for their babies. But they still wanted to maintain their own identities. In the western world, we value our individuality so much.
Since I’m single, a new mother would not tell me about her problems. Reading authors’ works, my class learned about a secret world where a mother walks between anxiety and depression. Of course, every woman does not go through depression, but you can talk about your emotions.
As I read different books and essays in class, I constantly thought overt strained relationships. For years, family members and close friends suffered hardships. Some women needed education to get better jobs. And others did not ask God for more wisdom so they saved enough money. Families had suffered despair, because they lacked spiritual insight and wisdom. Throughout difficult years, I’ve seen a lot of broken relationships, and the Devil wanted to destroy our families.
With consistent prayer, we overcome obstacles and live a righteous life. Finally, family and friends gave their lives to Christ and attended church. They received blessings, money and restored relationships.
News Medias’ interpretations
News media affects our culture’s views regarding mothers, because we expect perfection. When we think about role models, we visualize Clare Huxtable or Joan Clever. Or you remember your grandmothers’ kitchen with yummy food. But many women work full time jobs making low wages, and yet they persevere through long hours. Being a good mom is a lot of work because you put your desires aside. You want a new career, and that sacrifice requires more school. Even though women do not discuss their deepest feelings, we must constantly balance work and family (full plate).
As I reflect on news media’s perception during the semester, I have met some amazing mothers who are prayer warriors. Since my mom wasn’t a Christian during my early twenties. God gave me a spiritual mother because I needed guidance. I didn’t even recognize God’s purpose, but he prepares us for our destiny. For a season, my spiritual mother spoke love along with correction. After church, her family welcomed me with open arms sharing soul food and telling jokes. I enjoyed eating dinner with that family. Aunt Love’s family members had problems, and they walked by faith. When my family was in turmoil, her house became a safe haven.
“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them” Psalms 34:7 (NLT). God knew how I needed someone to give me the word and correction. No one in my family ministered the word to me. My family saw a Jesus freak, but I didn’t care. I love Jesus and knew that he has a purpose for my life.
Jesus and Mary’s relationship
Watching a scene in a play, our church recognized the special relationship of mothers. Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit, and she didn’t argue. She accepted God’s plan for her life. Mary faced enormous mountains fleeing Herod, but she trusted God. She did not understand God’s will for her life when she gave birth to the savior. Jesus became the curse so we live by faith.
Everyone knows the power of spiritual mothers who prays the word. And she laughs at trouble like the Proverbs 31 when she trusts God. She is a pillar of strength. Celebrating Mother’s Day, we should value our mothers even more. I thank God for the second chance I have with my mom. We talk more.
As you celebrate Mother’s day, thank God for your mother who loves God. In Proverbs 31, we praise a woman of God, and she does not fear the future. Even if she faces dark days, she speaks positive words without fear. I praise God for strong women. Across the country, people acknowledge all the hard work mothers do every day. A mom is a precious gift to her family.
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