You don’t have to have children of your own to be a mother.
If you influence any child (from the community to the church to the schoolyard to the neighborhood to the workplace to the living room) you are a mother.
Motherhood starts in our hearts.
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.”
1 Chronicles 16:8-11
“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; You display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.” -Psalm 77:11-15
“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”- John 20:19-22
GRACE. We can’t escape His favor. We can’t outrun His lavish love. He chases after us with limitless affection. This free gift is available to us all. No one is excluded.
GRACE. We just have to reach out and take it. Then our hearts can’t help but say thank you for the rest of our days and into eternity. Because our debt has been paid. Our Savior has saved the day.
GRACE. We get to walk in newness of life. We are the blessed recipients of unending acceptance. The heirs to a promise of everlasting life. The chosen One chose us before we were ever born.
GRACE has made a way for all to come.
“For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.”- John 1:16
“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”- Ephesians 4:7
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”- Ephesians 2:8
Psalms 107: 8-9
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love
and His wonderful deeds for mankind,
for He satisfies the thirsty and
fills the hungry with good things.”
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