To all those beautiful mothers, chop knuckle jare, its another Mother’s Day, it’s your day, it’s one of the days every hardworking and competent mother should be basking in joy and grinning from ear to ear. Do you know that God Himself is a mother? Yes, that’s how important the role is. So if you are at that stage of your life when you feel you have not been able to put things together or you don’t seem to have a clue about what parenting is, that’s okay,it happens to the best of us, so relax, it’s not the end of the world, trust me, everything is going to be alright.
God appreciates us and tells us in Isa 66:13 that “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. He knows that ‘Comfort’ is our middle name, we are all naturally wired to comfort our child. He also wants to know in 49:15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I [God] will not forget you.” So from these verses, God that put you in that position knows what you are going through. He knows the many roles and duties you perform. He knows you will deprive yourself so as to give your child the best, in Matthew 7: 9-10, He asks, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So He will provide for you to be able to fulfil your role.
He knows you protect your child and that you would dare anything or anybody that wants to harm or even disturb the peace, security and progress of your child especially after your patience has been tried so much, He says in Isaiah 42:14, “For a very long time, I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in child birth, I cry out, I gasp, I pant. But please proceed with caution biko, on your way to waging a war against that your child’s enemy, note enemy here could even be self inflicted like procrastination, laziness etc.
Trust me, He kuku knows that you put your child first before anything and anybody, in Luke 11:5-9 a friend wanted to borrow some food items at the dead of the night, “….. the mother asnswers, don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night and my family and I are all in bed. I can’t help you. He knows about discipline, He disciplines us afterall and so encourages you to discipline your child too. So in Hebrews 12:6 we learn that “The Lord disciplines the one He loves and chastises every son whom he receives.
God being a mother Himself has commanded your child to honour you in Ephesians 6:2 He says ” Honour your father and your mother (this is the first commandment with a promise). He also tells your child in Proverbs 6:20 not to forsake your teaching because He knows you can deliver, He trusts you with His creation and believes in ‘your teaching’. Listen, He gives you greater responsibility than He gives the father in the upbrining of your child because He knows your capacity so in Proverbs 10:1 He says ” A wise son makes a glad father , but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother” Note that God did not say sorrow to his father.
And finally if you are still in doubt, He assures you in Joshua 1:9 and commands you to”Be strong and be of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for I the Lord your God am with you wherever you go”. And remember no matter how long it will take there will be reversal of role, so may you reap all the fruits of your parenting labour , Amen.
Role reversal, Naiajamum and her mum, can you guess the conversation?
So what plans have you got today? No plans yet? No problem, chop knuckle, its your day, have it your way, you are allowed to go off duty for today (partially o, not fully) only and do whatever makes you happy. Happy Mother’s Day.