First off, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. Being a mother is such a blessing, well at least most of the time it is. Having a living mother is such a blessing, well at least most of the time. Your children and even your own mother can still get on your last nerve even if you love them more than life. So don’t ever think less of yourself if you find yourself feeling like you want to scream and pull your hair out over something one of them did or said, you are just normal and so are they.
Next, I want to say that while the world is celebrating mothers today, it is not a wonderful holiday for a lot of people. Some have lost their mother, some have lost a child, or some have never known the joy of becoming a mother. Again, don’t think less of yourself or of your friend if today is not a day that you look forward too, you are normal and so are they.
So, what can we ALL celebrate today? How can some of us celebrate while some others we know are suffering and feeling heartbroken? I am not an expert on much of anything and this is simply my opinion, but when I am feeling sad, I try to change my focus. So, today, I am asking that we focus on THE mother, the one that we all are related to many times removed.
Eve was the first mother. She was not perfect in any way and her sins and mishaps are published for everyone to see. However, it did not start out that way. First, she was an equal partner with Adam in the Garden of Eden. She was happy and loved. But, like a lot of us, she was deceived by “slick” talk from the devil. We can all see this now, but let’s give Eve some grace here. How many times have we been deceived and wished that we had a do-over? I can assure you that if Eve had been given the chance to do things over again the choices would have been different.
Eve was the first of many things. She was the first woman on earth, the first wife on earth, the first to talk to the devil, the first to be tempted, the first to sin, the first mother, and the first mother to have to mourn a child. She didn’t have a manual to follow, she didn’t have a friend to call and cry to, she was simply paving the way for the rest of us.
Eve is the perfect example of the Lord showing grace even when we mess up. He clothed them, he spared their lives and instead put them out of the Garden. Even in their worst hour the Lord was still loving and forgiving.
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
Today, be thankful that all of our sins and transgressions are not published for everyone to see. Be thankful that the Lord loves us even we don’t do the right thing. And, be happy for those who are lucky enough to have children or that their mothers are still living.
Have A Blessed Day!