Monday, May 18, 2009

Mom's Rock!

I thought Pastor Scott did an excellent job on Sunday thanking moms for all we do. The cookies the children handed out were great! Mother's Day was a good day. Yet I know for some, Mother's Day is the saddest day of the year.

I just wanted to say to all the women out there who are struggling to have a child we have not forgotten you and neither has Jesus. Many times in the Bible it tells the story of a woman who cannot have children. I think of Samuel's mom who cried out and prayed so intensely that the priest thought she was drunk. So many times God made the impossible possible and he is still doing the same miracles today. If you don't believe me you need to speak to an awesome lady in our church named Brandi Saunders. She and her twin sons are proof that there is not a day of miracles only a God of miracles.

There is another group of ladies that I wanted to reach out to and that is those mothers who have lost a child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well. I won't claim to know the pain you have faced, but my God does. He gave His only child for us. He watched His child be mocked, abused, and tortured so that we could spend eternity with Him. My God knows every tear you've cried and He can give you the peace you need and the strength to face every day.

No matter where you are in the journey of motherhood there is a theme that Pastor Scott gave on Sunday and that is not to become bitter. Whatever you are going through, if you become bitter you open yourself up to a world of hurt. However, if you can focus on God rather than your troubles, God is so faithful to give you the peace that passes all understanding. Bitterness will rob you of the joy of the Lord which is your strength, and as a mom you need all your strength. Give your burdens and cast your cares on the Lord daily.

Melissa - Mid Week Minder Team

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