WESTLAND, MI – When we think about a mother, we usually think about the women who gave birth to us, the women who cooked us breakfast, lunch and dinner as a child. Let’s think about how much she sacrificed for us, from pain at child birth to those sleepless nights when you were a newborn baby. Our mothers have done so much for us in our lives, and many still do.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-5 says Love is patient and kind; doesn’t that sound like a mother to you? Verse 5 says Love is not rude, is not selfish and does not become angry easily, this also sounds like a mother. Our love toward our children can’t be rude because if it was, this wouldn’t be called love at all. God would not be pleased with our actions, if we didn’t show kind love towards our children and others. We show continuous unconditional love to our children just as Jesus Christ has shown to us. A mother’s love is pure, genuine and selfless. As a mother myself, I have had many days and nights of weariness, but the love that I have for my children is worth every minute of it. No mother is perfect and we never will be. The only perfect person who ever walked this Earth is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but as long as we leave everything in the hands of our almighty God, he will guide and direct us into the right path.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Even if you are not a mother yet or you don’t have any maternal children, the Lord is still using you in his own distinct way. Motherly instinct is a gift from God, and I’m sure you are using this in some sort of way in your own life to care for others. On this Mother’s Day reflect on the pure hearts of those mothers around you who have given so much to allow you and everyone else to have life. Give thanks every day to the mothers around you, not only when Mother’s Day is on the calendar. We should praise and honor our mothers while they are here on Earth, and remember their love and sacrifices when they are gone.
Without Jesus Christ where would we be? Without Jesus Christ’s love for us we wouldn’t be able to share our stories of his undeniable love, like the love that our mothers have given us.
I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. (1 John 13:34)
We wouldn’t be able to care with a pure heart if Jesus Christ didn’t love us enough to die for our sins. But because of Jesus Christ’s pure heart, I can be the mother that he wants me to be to the children that he has given me the amazing gift to be a mother to.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Wimberly is the 1st Lady of One Mission Church in Westland, Michigan. Jessica and Pastor Antonio have 2 beautiful Children, Savanah 13 years old and Antonio ll age 5. Jessica is the Director of Children’s ministry at One Mission Church, A Nurse by profession, a Business owner and loves Art and other things related to the culture. Some of Jessica’s favorite things to do is spend time with her family, outside of that she enjoys studying the Word of God, writing and fellowship with her Church Family.