Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.
For with God nothing will be impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:26-38)
I can not begin to fathom, how Mary must have felt, when the Angel Gabriel, announced she would be carrying, the savior of the world, can you Friends?
What must it have felt like to her, to be chosen by God, to carry his son….Jesus Christ! Mother of the Savior of the World! WOW!
I know that no one, can come close, in comparison to Mary, Mother of Jesus, but in our eye’s, our Mother’s are pretty AWESOME too!
We recently celebrated Mother’s Day, and I wanted to do a post, dedicated to All Mom’s. Mother’s deserve to be recognized, and shown how important they are to us.
I didn’t get to be with my Mama. I live in North Carolina, and she lives in Kentucky. However, I did send her a gift and a card. I sent her a text and called, although I know that’s not the same, as being there in person.
It’s important to me that she knows, how much I appreciate and love her. I never want that to ever be taken for granted.
My Mama didn’t have it easy, raising my Sister and I. My parents were divorced, when I was around eight or so. I love my Daddy dearly, but in my younger years, he didn’t give my Mama, the support she needed to raise us.
I can remember my Mama, doing a fast food job, cleaning a church on the side, and little odds and ends, just trying to supply our daily needs. In my hometown, jobs are scarce, especially without a good education. My Mama did the best she could.
I know without a doubt, she would go to bed hungry, just so our bellies were full. My Sister and I didn’t have the name brand clothes, most other kids had, but we were provided for and loved. That’s what is most important.
Like with most relationships, once you reach a certain age, “AND THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL,” my Mama and I, didn’t always see eye to eye. When I decided I wanted to marry my first husband, that’s when our relationship severed, for many years unfortunately.
See y’all, my Mama knew beforehand, what kind of life I would live. She said God warned her through a dream, exactly what would take place. Needless to Say, I didn’t listen, and she was right. For almost fifteen years, I lived in a very abusive situation, and my relationship with my Mama went south.
I can now say, thanks be to God, that our relationship is restored. I absolutely regret, that I let it get to the point it was. All I can say, is Thank You God for Grace!
Mother’s Day may not be a good day, for many reasons, for some people. I have listed five below. See if these speak to your heart.
1) Maybe your Mom has passed away, and it brings up memories, that makes you both happy and sad.
2) Maybe your Mom is hooked on drugs or alcohol, and doesn’t view you, as an important part, of their life.
3) Maybe your Mom has abandoned you, and you have no idea, who or where she is, and you feel less than.
4) Maybe you are a Mom, that gave up your child, so they can have a better life, than one you could have given them.
5)Maybe you are a Mom, who decided abortion, was your only option, and now you live, with the shame, of that decision.
Friends, regardless of how you view Mother’s Day, remember you are NOT alone. God is ALWAYS there for you, no matter what! Whether the memories are sad, happy, emotional, regret, or whatever the case may be.
I can’t say that I understand, however you view Mother’s Day, but I have a Savior, who knows ALL things, and will hold you, in the shelter of his arms. Just call on him and he will be there for you, in whatever way you need.
I’m gonna put myself, on the chopping block. I have made way too many wrong decisions, where my own children are concerned. I have “messed up” royally! Trust Me on that! I only wanted my children, to have a better life, than I had myself. I wanted to keep them, from making the same mistakes I did.
My Son has been on a wrong path, for quite sometime now, and I blame myself. If only I “did this’ or “done that” and not allowed “this” or “that” our Mother/Son relationship, wouldn’t be where it is today. I keep the “Prodigal Son” story close, in my mind and heart! There is Hope!
Being a Mom is a huge responsibility. I have found out the hard way, sometimes you have to allow your kids, to make the wrong decisions, so they will learn, to make the right one. You can’t enable them, when you know it’s wrong to do so. It makes the situation worse.
I would give anything, to be able to go back, and have a “do over” but life doesn’t work that way y’all. We can only do the best, we know how at that time, and continue moving forward.
Will we mess up? Yes! Can we receive Grace and Forgiveness? Yes! It is NEVER to late, to make amends, with those you love.
Relationships take work, whether that’s Husband and Wife, Brother and Sister, or Mother and Child. We must be willing to work at it, to make it healthy. I know many cases, where too much, is in the way, to reconcile, in our own eyes. But with God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Keep the Faith!
Happy Mother’s Day to all. I Pray yours was a Blessed and Happy one!
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.