Praying For Mothers by Jewels From The Word
Mother’s Day cards show up on store shelves April 1st through Mother’s Day, describing the most wonderful mothers of the world, but what about those mothers who don’t live up to the rosy sentiments on greeting cards?
How can we reconcile those? Isn’t a mother’s love the closest there is to God’s love? Isn’t a mother supposed to put her baby’s life before her own, just like a mother bear would give her life for her baby bear?
When a mother addicted to drugs neglects and abuses her children, it offends our sense of right and wrong. That’s not how it’s supposed to be.
Where is God when mothers mistreat or neglect their children? His angels are watching over the children all the time but act when a human being makes a move to prayer.
God has called us Christians to pray. When we see these things taking place, such as in a store somewhere, we are not just to click our tongues and criticize the mother. “How can she act like that to her children? Isn’t that a shame? Someone should do something.”
No one else needs to know you prayed. If the opportunity opens up, you can speak to that mother, “It’s hard to raise little ones. Maybe you might check to see if your church has a Mother’s Day Out Program where you could leave them while you shop.” Then if she says she doesn’t have a church, there is your opening to invite her to your church.
God is looking for ways to intervene in the lives of those who need Him the most. And He will use you if you’ll let Him.
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