God's Motherly Attributes
This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. Let us begin by saying a prayer for all the mother figures who guide and protect us throughout our lives.
Dear Lord, Thank you for granting us every day we have to remember the motherly qualities you possess and have implanted into the hearts of those who nurture us in our lives. They guide, protect, and go out of their way to make sure we know that we are loved. Help them to feel encouraged and know that the thoughtful work they do does not go unnoticed. Grant us wisdom to be patient and understanding in our relationship with them. Thank you for always lavishing blessings upon your children. Please forgive us of our sins and thank you for being our amazing God. We love you and pray all these thing in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Although God is referred to with the masculine pronoun of He in the Bible, people can forget that He is the standard of motherhood as well. Timothy’s grandmother and mother are great examples of the spiritual devotion Godly mothers have for their children. Acts 16:2 mentions that Timothy had a Greek father and a Jewish mother who became a follower of Jesus. Eunice and Lois were key nurturers of Timothy’s relationship with God. They were devoted to being the spiritual example for Timothy, in order that he would grow in his own faith with God. Thus, they had a profound impact on Timothy’s life because he became an important person to the early church and a protégé to the apostle Paul. When feeling discouraged, remember the profound impact you can have as a mother figure. Wiser mothers also consider the invaluable encouragement and support can be offered. God provided the strength Eunice and Lois needed in their motherly roles and the wisdom Timothy needed in His role as an obedient child.
God desires that all His children be with Him in Heaven. However, what keeps us apart is our unwillingness to obey Him. Like children yelling in response to their parent’s discipline, the Israelites proverbially screamed, “You don’t care about me” in Isaiah 49:14. As children of God, we should make sure that our response to Him and His will isn’t sinfully indignant. With insurmountable love, He sent His only son to die for you to have the opportunity to be with Him again. God has not forgotten you. He is waiting for you to turn to Him because He has you engraved on the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16). Remember the motherly love and compassion God has blessed you with in your life!