Mother’s Day

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

   the fruit of the womb a reward.”

Psalm 127:3

 

Mother’s day often evokes a tender emotion in our hearts.

Many of us probably grew up with a mother who was caring, nurturing, gracious, and loving. Maybe you didn’t have that type of mother in your life, or a mother’s presence at all, but maybe you saw a friend who did have this type of mother.

A mother is an example of love and life, cherishing her children and raising them the best she knows how.

Throughout scripture we see how incredibly precious children are to a mother, and the reward they are in her life. When we read over the scriptures about mothers, what is so evident is not only the crucial role a mother plays in the large picture of life, but it also becomes even more clear just how important children are to the heart of God.

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“For you formed my inward parts;

   you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”

Psalm 139:13

 

God chose women to carry children from conception to birth and then He designed women’s body to sustain their children after birth with milk. This is an absolutely astounding design and creation! It is complex and is truly a miracle that a woman and man are able to create and sustain life in this way.

God formed each of us in our mother’s womb. He chose our mother to be our nurturer on this earth. The least we can do is honor our mother for who she is in our lives and who she has been.

However…

What about the children who don’t even know their mother? What about the children who were abused or abandoned?

As Expect Hope has encountered more and more orphans, our heart for those who don’t have a father or mother has grown exponentially.

It is so important for these children to have an example of the love of a mother. Our desire is to show them this love in the most effective ways possible. Through the care they receive on a daily basis, the community we are developing within the orphanages, and the sponsorship relationships that are developed with each child, we believe each child can begin to grasp the nurturing love they would have received if they had their mother in their lives.

 

“As one whom his mother comforts,

   so I will comfort you;

   you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 66:13

 

Ultimately, our goal is for these precious children to have a revelation of the love God has for them. We know that one of the ways they can learn this is through the example of motherly love towards them. In Isaiah 66, it is clear how important the comfort of a mother is. It is evident when you read this scripture that God’s design for a child to have a mother is to display His character through the mother to the child.

We are filled with hope each and every day as we see these children grow and begin to understand how important and special they are; that they are not a mistake, but rather that they are loved beyond words.

With Mother’s day right around the corner, we encourage you to show your own mother how much you love and appreciate her. We want to encourage you to show comfort and love to those around you, specifically children who may not have a mother. Take a moment to tell them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, and they are loved!

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