SHORT AND SWEET. I’ve got a question. What good is your mother?
Seriously. I’m curious because I’m teaching a Bible study session about moms, and I’m doing it on Mother’s Day.
Some mothers I know I’d rather not know.
They should never have been mothers, it seems to me.
They could have been better at anything else.
- Armpit sniffer for a deodorant company
- Drama queen in a soap opera
- Customer service at Walmart
That’s not my mom. Nor is that the kind of mom my wife is to our kids.
If God plans these things ahead, he probably knew that I needed a loving and nurturing mother and that I needed a wife who would be all of that for our kids.
If I had a mother like some of the mothers I know but wish I didn’t, I would have voted on her motherhood with my feet. No more Mother’s Day cards for you. Or anything else sonly. You, mam, are the dickens disowned. I knew you. Now I know you not. And nevermore. See Poisonous people – what’s a Christian to do?
Most moms I know seem like selfless souls who would do anything they could to give their kids a fighting chance at happiness in this messed up world.
- Protect them from predators
- Tutor them when necessary
- Teach them to drive without texting
What good is your mom to you? Right now.
My mom is my best encourager. Nobody on the planet does a better job of making me feel good about myself while at the same time making me want to do better.
Strange combination, I know. I think it’s love throwing a one-two punch.
Comment boxes below. What good is your mom to you? I really want to know. I’d likely use some of your notes in a Mother’s Day article I’m writing.
Think first. Type next. Short burst is fine. Long-winded? I’ll make the time.
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