Summary: In this message, Yours truly has endeavored to bring out the some of the truths so as to show, how the Mother’s love is in a way a microcosm of the Almighty’s love and what serious responsibilities come the way of a privileged Christian mother...
MOTHER’S DAY –SPECIAL
Sometime ago, a US-based company placed a classified ad for a Director of Operations position and posted it online and in newspapers. Though 2.7 million saw the ad, only 24 people inquired. The interviews were conducted via webcam, where the interviewer details the requirements and benefits:
1. 135+ hours each week,
2. No breaks,
3. Preferred degrees: Medicine/ finance/ culinary arts,
4. No vacations/ workload increases during the holidays,
5. No pay.
The applicants responded to this job with adjectives such as "insane" and "inhumane." The interviewer then shared that there are billions who currently hold this position: Moms. Truly they are the unsung heroines’ who quietly go about their God-given responsibilities without seeking or looking for any public applause.
Anna Jarvis that US born, epoch-making social activist (of early 20th century) instrumental for making the Mother’s day a reality was one of the 13 children, born to Granville and Ann Jarvis. It has to be said that while like all of us, she saw her mother bringing up her siblings “over the sweat of her brow”, unlike most of us she was inspired to do something monumentally great to publicly recognize the selfless toil all the mothers’ subject themselves to whilst rearing up their children. Now, thanks to her unstinted efforts of mobilizing public opinion (read movement) to have a Day in honor of the Mothers’ in USA that her country started celebrating every second Sunday in the month of May (from 1914 onwards to be more precise) as the Mother’s day. With the Globalization waxing, it would be only a matter of time before this “festival” would go “viral” for good...soon...and today globally (barring few Nations) the second Sunday of May is dedicated to that special person in our lives who mirrors the Creator’s love (who Himself is love-I John 4:8) more than anybody else. When we see what exactly constitutes love Biblically in 1 Cor 13:4-6 “Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out...” who donning human flesh comes to your mind immediately? Is it not your mother? Absolutely for she would always believe in you, bear everything for you, hope the very best for you and also endure anything for you (I Cor 13:7)!!!
In this message, Yours truly has endeavoured to bring out the some of the truths so as to show, how the Mother’s love is in a way a microcosm of the Almighty’s love and what serious responsibilities come the way of a privileged Christian mother...
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you;” Isa 66:13
A reassuring smile, a quizzical concerned look, a loving hug which only a mother can give and a frantic kid knows he is in the presence of the one who would go to any extent to relieve his stress. Friends it is in our DNA to know to discern who would stand by us, come what may. Their very presence would soothe frayed nerves.