Spring has sprung and it is now my favorite week of the year, Holy Week. The week when I get to reflect about a man who was fully God, yet fully man who loved me so much that He chose to take my place and died a death of shame and excruciating pain. If that’s not enough, while on the cross, bleeding, bloody, his flesh torn, He took the time to make sure that His mother was provided for, (Woman Behold Thy Son). He said more than that from the cross, however, since I’m talking about the Mother’s Day Bash, I’m going to focus on appreciation for our Mothers.
One of the promises of the Bible is that if we honor our Mother and Father our days will be long in the land of the living. Jesus has never asked us to do what He has not done or is not willing to do Himself. Honor is so much more than respect or obedience. As our parents grow older, we honor them with the time we spend with them, by how often we take their grandchildren to visit them, how we pass along the family traditions (the non harmful ones…lol). Most times, the best gift is time, something that you can never replace if it’s lost.
So in this season of reconciliation, take pattern from the Savior who gave the very best for us…Himself, so that we might be reconciled to the Father. There is no longer any need for a priest as a go between. There is no longer any need for a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered on our behalf because He was the last, final and perfect Sacrificial Lamb. Yet even at the point of His deepest sacrifice He was selfless enough to remember His mother would be unprotected and might go hungry if He didn’t provide a solution in the person of his good friend and disciple John. (There was no social security or welfare available back then women looked to their husbands or sons [if widows] to take care of their needs.)
Give your very best to your Mother. Mother’s Day may be right around the corner but why wait? If you are at odds, consider reconciling–today.