Mother’s Day 2016 is upon us, and bids an opportunity to celebrate mothers. These are the women who work, raise, and care for our children! We must celebrate them, and make absolutely sure that they know just how loved they are.
But Mother’s Day isn’t a joyous occasion for all. For many, and for many different reasons, Mother’s Day can be a day filled with pain.
We’re the Body of Christ. We’re to “rejoice with those who rejoice, and mourn with those who mourn” (Rom. 12:15). Here’s to all women on Mother’s Day.
- To those who are pregnant, we rejoice with you and will pray for health and development.
- To those with children at home, we celebrate you. Know that every cry of a baby is a sign of the beautiful, developing life that God has given your child.
- To those with teenagers, we celebrate you. Know that the most important thing you can do for your teen is show them that you love Jesus above all else.
- To empty nesters, we celebrate you. Know that God hears your prayers for your children, and that he offers complete contentment in Him, and company for the lonely.
- To foster moms and spiritual moms, we celebrate you. You provide security and love that reflects the love of our Savior.
- To those who’ve experienced failed adoptions, we mourn with you. “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light” (Ps. 18:28).
- To those struggling with infertility, we recognize your pain, and are here for you. “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life” (Ps. 119:50).
- To those distant from your children, we know a piece of you is far from you. “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Ps. 18:2).
- To those who have lost mothers, we mourn with you. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matt. 5:4).
- To those who have lost a child this last year or miscarried, we mourn with you. Know that there is no shame in grieving, and that we grieve as those with hope (1 Thess. 4:13).