Mother’s Day – She Wants More Than Flowers
Of course she’s gonna love the flowers.
But there’s something else she’d much rather have this Mother’s Day.
More than a quick phone call or an email. More than a special lunch, a box of chocolates or bunch of flowers. More even, than a surprise visit.
Much more …
Of course we all know what a hard gig it is being a mother. Hmm. I wonder …
Do we really understand the sacrifice and the pain? From childbirth, through the sleepless nights and on to our rebellious and insolent teenage years … and then that fateful day we moved out of home? And it doesn’t end there. All our lives, our mothers feel our pain. They live through every bump and bruise with us, in their hearts.
Here’s a short story about a mother’s pain.
It may well be familiar to you. But as you read it this time, put yourself in the mother’s shoes. And once it’s touched your heart, I’ll share with you how you might touch your mother’s heart in a very special way this Mother’s Day.
And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:25-30)
Have you ever told your mother that finally, finally you’re beginning to understand what she went through to bring you into this world? What she went through to bring you up in this world? Have you ever told her that, from the bottom of your heart, you so deeply appreciate all that she’s suffered, all that she’s still going through, for you?
If you haven’t, then tell her this Mother’s Day. It’ll mean more to her than all the flowers and chocolates that money can buy.
And if telling her isn’t a possibility, if she’s not around anymore, then tell Jesus. Thank Him.
I guarantee you … He’ll understand.