Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day we stop to appreciate and remember those women who have had an impact on our lives. A word that I think really sums up this celebration is blessing. It’s a word I’ve been sharing about quite a bit with you lately, because it’s an important word, one that often gets buried in our lives underneath “challenge” and “problem”. This Mother’s Day think about these different blessings:
Bunches of Blessings:
One of the easiest and most popular gifts for Mother’s Day is flowers. Personally, I prefer the potted kind instead of the cut kind because they last longer. Whatever your flower preference is, don’t forget that what you’re giving isn’t as important as remembering to truly celebrate the one you’re giving them to. Think of not only what you’re gifting, but also the gift of having a mother this Mother’s Day.
In this world of abundance, abundant gas prices, abundant unemployment, and abundant opportunities for growth, change and development, one thing we don’t stop to think about is having abundant blessings. Psalm 23:6 sheds some light on where we get those abundant blessings: “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” More so than anyone, mothers should be dwelling with God. If they’re to be amazing mothers, they need a lot of strength, wisdom and many blessings from God.
Boxes of Blessings:
Sometimes our blessings come in disguise. I’ve been meditating a lot on a song by Laura Story, Blessings, (on YouTube). Her song reminded me that sometimes our blessings are like items that we get in boxes in the mail. We don’t really know what’s in the box, but we hope it’s what we want. Sometimes, the box doesn’t contain what we want, or what we did want is in the box but it’s not in good condition. It’s the boxes of blessings that most often bring us to our knees asking for guidance.
Bundles of Blessings:
Mother’s Day is a celebration of the gift of life. Psalm 139 contains David’s thoughts on how God begins our lives with us. God’s special plan for each of our lives includes our mothers. If you are blessed with the opportunity to be a mother, remember to thank God for it, because not everyone is blessed with that calling.
This Mother’s Day, in all of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to say a prayer for all of the mothers around the world, and those who have a desire to be mothers. Also, consider the bunches, bounty, boxes and bundles in your life. These aren’t just lessons for Mom, they’re lessons that everyone needs to gather in their life.
Psalm 16:5 says “Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.” I hope that blessings overflow in your life (and your mom’s life) this weekend, and I encourage you to take the time to celebrate and recognize all the blessings God sends your way.