Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT)
On my phone, I have an app called the Bible App, and one of the features of that app is the Verse of the Day. As I read today’s verse, 1 Corinthians 13:7, the first thought that I had was that this verse perfectly describes the love of a mother. It certainly describes the love of my mom, who passed away in 2007. It certainly describes the love of all the other mothers in my life, my wife, my daughter, my sisters, and all the other moms in my family. And so, as I write a post in this blog for the first time in months, I wanted to write about the love of a mother.
A mother’s love never gives up. She loves her children even when it gets challenging, when her children bring her to the end of her rope.
A mother’s love never loses faith. She has faith in her children because she has faith in the God who gave them to her. She believes that her children can be anything and do anything that they put their minds to.
A mother’s love is always hopeful. She never loses hope because she knows that her children are in God’s hands and that He has a plan for each of them, a plan to give them a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
A mother’s love endures through every circumstance. Being a mother is not an easy task. There are good days and bad days. But a mother’s love endures no matter what. She loves her children when they bring home a good report card and when it’s not so good. She loves her children when they do things right and even when they do things wrong. She loves her children when they are sick, when they are well, when they excel and when they fail. Nothing can stop a mother from loving her children.
On this Mother’s Day, I am thankful to God for all the mothers in my life. They truly help me to understand His love for all of us!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!