Was your Mother’s Day painful?
Scenario: At church about ten-twelve years ago.
Preacher: “Let all the mothers stand up.” I stood. “If you’re here with your mother, stand up please,” he continued.
A very common routine for the day that I had participated in many times. But that day, my heart fell. Although my husband and I had been empty-nesters for many years, that was the first year that I had been to church by myself on Mother’s Day. Both sons and families no longer lived close by or had other obligations, and for some reason my husband did not go with me.
I purposed right then that I would never be alone on Mother’s Day again. I would go to my son’s—–or something—or anything!
Now my story doesn’t elicit much sympathy from you. Neither should it! Just a story from an extravagantly spoiled mother and grandmother. 😀
There are so many reasons for some people (both male and female) not to have a happy Mother’s day:
Those who are barren but want children.
Those who lost a child in the noble defense of our country or even worse, those who lost a child in the ignoble death of a criminal.
Those who are carrying a chip on their shoulders who need to forgive and be forgiven.
Those who are spending their time watching a son, daughter, mother, or father die whether because of their own actions or because of disease or accident.
Those who never knew mother or father.
Those who made a decision to have an abortion whether “justified” or not.
Those who have been rejected.
There are probably other reasons, Some of these groups were brought to my attention by my friends or relatives on Face Book because the Lord had placed a special empathy to them for that group. He is a Father who cares.
The reason I believe that to be true (that God placed the special group on someone’s heart) is that he did the same to mine. Sometime Friday or Saturday, Isaiah 49:15 came to my mind. It says: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no companionship on the child she has borne? Though she may forget you, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;” So to you who have been rejected by your mothers, this is God’s message to you.
GOD HAS NOT REJECTED YOU!