“Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Good Morning Friend,
As I sit down to write this morning, it is Mother’s Day morning. And I reflect. I did some parenting really well. And at times, I blew it! How human of me! Over the years, I have heard stories of adult children not speaking to their parents, holding grudges and lamenting about hurts which occurred half a century ago. And more than a few women I know are beating themselves up about their parenting blunders. My prayer is that this message will touch a place in your heart and bring healing.
Our Creator, Mother God, molded us in our mother’s womb. You and I are fearfully and wonderfully made. We were not mistakes. We were carefully made and knit together stitch by stitch. When birthed, however, we entered a family circle of wonderfully made, flawed humans. Ephesians 4:31 instructs us to “get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.” It is time to grow up and cut our aging parents some slack. Offer them the forgiveness that Christ has so freely given you.
And while in the forgiving mood, offer that same forgiveness to yourself. There is only one perfect parent: our God. It is a beautiful new day. A clean slate to write on it carefully penned messages. It is not too late to write a note of forgiveness to your parents even if you can never present it to them in person. The intention is enough. And buy yourself a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers and breathe in the aroma of amazing grace.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: May the Lord richly bless you and show his amazing love for you in big and wonderful ways! May He bless your children with the ability to love in the present and forgive the past. And I pray that today and every day you will love and live joyfully! Be blessed my friends! Enjoy your day! Linda