This Sunday we recognize Mother’s Day. For some, this brings back sweet memories of Mother, the love they gave to us and the love we have for them. Whether or not Mother is still with you, the love continues. For others, maybe the memory of Mother is not of Mother, but Grandmother or Aunt or some other person in their lives. There are perhaps as many forms of Mothers as there are people. Each is unique and is special in its own way.
For me, my Mother is a very positive image and I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or ideal to look up to. For all the times I tried her patience, she endured and is a constant source of inspiration for me. My prayer is that someone in your life, whether it be Mother or some other person has been a vital part of your life as my Mother has been in mine.
We often think God as Father, but that only tells half the story. God is Mother as well. The traits that we assign to Mother as nurturer, comforter and provider of unconditional love are all traits of God as well. I would invite you to think about this when you’re praying with God. Are you taking in the full nature of God? If not, give it a try. You might be surprised how God will meet you in all your thoughts and you will feel the fullness of God’s love.
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!