Joy & Pain: A Mother's Day Note
On Mother's Day we shared the following thoughts:
"Mother’s Day is a day of celebration, but also of sadness. It’s a day of great joy and thanksgiving, as well as pain. Because we are not just celebrating Motherhood, but real people living in the midst of a broken world, messed up by sin. And so, this Mother’s Day I would say let us weep with those who weep over infertility, miscarriages, abortions, wayward children and other consequences of the curse. And let us rejoice for everything good and right in motherhood that shines as a testimony to God’s goodness, mercy and redemption. Praise and encourage the moms around you, and praise God that He will one day, finally and fully set everything right and wipe every tear from our eye."
This paragraph was adapted for our worship services from an incredible blog post entitled, "Let Joy and Sadness Mingle This Mother’s Day" by Courtney Doctor. I highly recommend you read her article as it helps cast motherhood in light of the full narrative of the Bible and what God is doing even now.