“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” (1 Corinthians 14:4 NIV)
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8 NIV)
I was flipping through a devotion book last night, looking for inspiration. What I got was divine inspiration yet again. I have been thinking about Mom lot this week. Today I was smiling, remembering the love that flowed out of her.
Let me tell you about my mom. She was the baby in her family. Grandma had 5 babies, 4 of which lived to adult. There were 3 girls and 2 boys. I loved my aunts and uncles. But Mom got the most. She was the kindest, most loving, patient person you would ever want to meet. Not saying her siblings weren’t either because they were in their own way.
Mom taught me to cook, sew (which I am still not good at), to crochet (which I am pretty good at) and instilled my love of baking. She even taught me to drive. Dad taught me to drive a stick shift.
Mom had her hands full with 3 boys and me. But she always made birthdays and holidays special. My brothers and I were talking at her funeral. We don’t know how she stretched what little my Dad made. But she did.
But most of all. My mom instilled my love of Jesus. She made sure us kids went to church every week. And she and dad went with us. She loved us like Jesus loves us. Unconditionally. No matter what we did, she still loved us.
That’s the way Jesus is. No matter what we do, no matter how bad we mess up, Jesus welcomes us back with open arms.
So today, my friends, is a new day. Tell Jesus you love him and ask forgiveness. He is waiting for you.
Have a blessed day everyone.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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