Monday, June 25, 2012

Mothering 24/7

It's funny, but lately whenever I begin to ponder about God, his nurturing and gentle character and how a mother's heart reflects the same, I get hit with a mothering issue.  God gets my attention in a way that perhaps would have otherwise slipped by unnoticed.  Those daily, or maybe weekly occurrences, depending on what stage of life your children are in presently, which require a bit more nurturing and attention.

That phone call late at night when you just began to are needed.  

Those moments when you don't feel well and your child feels even worse.

That point in the movie where what you felt what was going to happen is about to happen...and your adult child walks in the door obviously in want of mother.

This opportunity which is presenting itself and the wisdom and guidance of the parents is being called upon.

Advice, need, comfort, healing, direction....sometimes just a listening ear, sometimes just wanting to be held.  It all falls in the job description of a mom.

Those times when you "drop everything" and come to the aid of your child.  A hug, a comforting word, a bandaid, advice on poison oak :)....and after you have dispensed what you have inside and out.... when you yourself called on the "Father" for wisdom and continue praying for the need, you realize just as you were there for your child...HE is always there for you.  The world is not so big, that He doesn't notice you.  He is able to take care of you and the world keeps on spinning.

Even if you have never had this example of having a mother "who was there for you"...GOD can be that source of mothering to you.  He is a nurturer, a comforter, a healer, a hugger, and He is terrific on advice and direction!  He can fill those empty spaces where a mother did not.  

Isaiah 49:15...”Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you.”  

As I have reflected recently on "did I do all I could" for my child in his/her need...God has gently asked me "would I have done the same?"  And I am reminded of His mothering heart and yes, He would have done the same...and still does.


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