A Mother’s Heart

by | Apr 14, 2020 | Mother's Day

“No man is poor who has had a godly mother” (Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865)

I have no idea who wrote the following therefore I am unable to acknowledge the author, but as today is Mother’s Day in many countries they deserve this message, given with love and thanks.

A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?”

“Because I’m a woman,” she told him.

“I don’t understand,” he said. His mum just hugged him and said, “And you never will.”

Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason,” was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally, in his prayers, he said “God, why do women cry so easily?”

God replied: “When I made the woman, she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children in any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.”

“You see my son,” said God, “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart – the place where love resides.”

For thirty years Jesus answered the claims of home before He went out into the world; and on His Cross, when He was dying for all mankind, He was not forgetful of His mother (John 19:26,27).

“Let your home be your parish, your little brood your congregation, your living room a sanctuary, and your knee a sacred altar” (Billy Graham).

Ron Clarke JP (Mark 16:15) An e-mail from Kingborough, near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia http://word4week.com


A Mother’s Heart