I was waiting to get my hair cut today and so I sat outside and read. My girlfriend Laura sent me an email and I had time to kill so I read it on my crackberry. She sent it out of the blue. As I checked my email at home later, I realized that what she actually sent me and what I read were not the same. It’s the small signs I get everyday to keep my head and heart going. I received the proper food at the proper time. It’s been a long week. Educating those that have not yet stepped into the world of disability as to what Universal Access means versus handicap accessible. So long story short, I gained strength and my resolve to keep on keepin on.
Here is the article in long form. I highly recommend you read it all. I will cut and paste below in part.
Now, what does the motherhood of God mean to us on this Mother’s Day? First, to mothers: God knows what you are going through.
They say in counseling classes never to say to a person, “I know how you’re feeling,” because we don’t. But God does. One reason programs like Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) are so popular and necessary is they give mothers an opportunity to talk with people who know what it’s really like. Well, God is the mother of every preschooler and every child. He knows what it’s like.
God knows what it is to be rejected by his children. He knows what it is to watch his Son suffer and even die. He knows what it is to love his children beyond words. In fact, the Bible says that God “longs to be gracious to us; he rises to show us compassion” (Isaiah 30:18). He loves your children as much as you do. He grieves when they grieve, and rejoices when they rejoice. He is for you and with you.
What is your greatest challenge as a mother today? You can bring it to God and find his help and hope. God knows what you are going through today.
Second, to those who find Mother’s Day a hard day: God is on your side.
If you are waiting and hoping to be a mother, know that God heard Sarah’s and Hannah’s prayers for a child. He understood their frustration and comforted their pain.
If you do not have a good relationship with your mother, know that God is for you and with you. He forgives and heals. He can bind up the wounds of your heart and give you his peace which passes understanding.
God longs to be gracious to you and rises to show you compassion. Your Father loves you as a mother, unconditionally and forever.