A Mother’s Love - May 2021

As Mothers we know that love cannot be forced: it must be freely given – we fool ourselves if we think otherwise.  We may want our husbands or children to love us, but we cannot win that person’s love by force.  Even if we demanded love at gun point, our families might go through the motions of showing it but only out of fear – in their hearts they would despise us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 defines how a Mother’s love will be successful in ministering to her family: Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.– This is God’s love.

AS we apply God’s love in our families, there will be a resilience, a strength, a bonding, that will outlast and go through any and many trials in life.

One of the primary goals of Christianity is guiding people to receive salvation and come to love the Lord, but if we think we can achieve this noble aim through legal action, coercive bullying or nagging, we fool ourselves.  Christ has shown us the way by living the example of godly love.  People flocked to him seeking forgiveness, compassion, grace and love.  Jesus never needed to force himself on anyone.  He showed them that through God’s love they would be able to withstand everything that our enemy can throw at us.

This Mother’s day perhaps we can evaluate where our families are truly at. What is your family’s condition? If you would like to know HOW TO apply God’s love and see your relationship ties strengthened, we would love to introduce you to Jesus, who is the “the’ way; ‘the’ truth; and ‘the’ life.

May every Mother have an awesome Mother’s day and be instrumental in keeping her family TOGETHER through living in God’s love.