Supernatural Mothers

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God nurtures us. Image source: Today’s Christian woman

Oh, this weekend of Mother’s Day… I have always noticed that this day and Father’s Day carries with it special supernatural meaning because we are called to be family (and when that doesn’t happen, there’s deep pain.)

I pray more folks are adopted into loving community this weekend because they experience El Shaddai (“well breasted one”) because God nurtures us. I believe motherhood is a gift – whether you are a biological mom, or adopted mom, or a spiritual mom. Every woman has the potential to be like a healthy mother to others. I believe moms are created in God’s image. So, when you are rejected, unloved, that is not from God. I pray instead for healing and hope if this feels like you.

You are loved.
Love your people,
whether they are blood line or not.

Questions:

  1. What women in your life have been the hands and feet of God in His love and compassion? Take time to honour them, thank them, pray for them, remember them…
  2. What woman (or man) in your life, is God calling you to ‘mother’ (or ‘father’) on His behalf? Take time to ask Him who and what that should look like…
  3. Take the time this week to do that. Carry on the journey of Titus 2 intentional mentoring.

An open letter to pastors {A non-mom speaks about Mother’s Day} // The Messy Middle

(Great post with excerpts below. Follow the link at the end to read the full article…)

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes,
prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we
say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the
overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our
midst

To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day

To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own
children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for
it to be

To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths

To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint
of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

Read the full article…

An open letter to pastors {A non-mom speaks about Mother’s Day} // The Messy Middle.

 

The Joys & Sorrows of Motherhood « Family Life Canada

The Joys & Sorrows of Motherhood

Written by Beth Scholes

The word ‘motherhood’ holds different meaning for different people.
In fact, the meaning can be quite varied and complex depending on one’s
experience. This video captures those differences in a way that pays
tribute to both the joys and sorrows that come with the journey of
motherhood.

Watch the video here…

The Joys & Sorrows of Motherhood « Family Life Canada.