“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” John 16:21
Five O’Clock this morning, thirteen years ago, I was being prepped to go in for emergency surgery. Twenty five hours had passed by since my water had broken and now he was in distress. My health was not doing so great either, so the decision was made and everything started moving along with our health team working diligently. I was soon to be holding my baby boy. Fast forward thirteen years and now he is as tall as me. Entering into the teenage years. Every birthing story is different, but we all have something in common. We are moms.
Some are called into biological motherhood and though I had step children, I did not think the calling of biological motherhood would be a calling I would receive. All women are called to motherhood, whether you realize it or not. When you invest in a child’s life, you are being a mother like figure. In my son’s lifetime, he has had many mother like figures. They cared for him, taught him lessons about God, sang about God with him. They were his nursery workers, his sunday school teachers, his VBS teachers, his private school teachers and the women in the church that have invested time with him. He has also had mother like figures outside of the church. I encourage you today to find ways you can be that mother like figure to some in your life. The reward of being a positive role model is one of the greatest rewards God can give you here on earth.
“He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 113:9 NKJV
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3 NKJV
Biological mothers and childless mothers are valuable in all children’s lives. For all the women who have been a mother to my son, I want to thank you for joining in with me to teach my son about God and His characteristics!!
In His Love, Crisi