Thanks Mum

Most times, children don’t really get the significance of Mother’s Day. They may give breakfast in bed, but who gets their breakfast? Probably mum. Heartfelt thanks for being a mother is not completely understood, until a child becomes a parent herself.

So here are some unspoken thanks that your child will not utter, but it is what he means as he gives you the handmade card, or gift from the school Mother’s Day stall. What I meant to say to my mother all those years.

Thanks for loving Dad
Malachi 2:15 Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.

The product of a loving, faithful marriage is godly children. Thanks for guarding your heart and staying together, it means a lot.

Thanks for not to loving your body
Matthew 20:28 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.

Pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding to chauffeuring in the sensible car. Who wants that? A mother. Thanks for all that you do. You’re incredible.

Thanks for being my teacher
Proverbs 22:6 Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.

I may not like to admit it, but you were right. Thanks for keeping me on the right path.

Thanks for being patient
My children have taught me patience even better than that Lord Himself. Although, I think they are his weapon of choice nowadays.

Hebrews 10:36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

Thanks for teaching me about God
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.

To not just speak it, but live it. Wow! What a mother.

Thanks for praying for me
Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone to stand up for me against all this, to repair the defenses of the city, to take a stand for me and stand in the gap to protect this land…

Thanks for standing on the gap. Thanks for standing for me before the throne room of heaven.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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