Mothers and Grace
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16
While reflecting on God’s grace, I came to an interesting realization that mothers display some of God’s qualities regarding grace far better than anyone else in this world. Mothers tend to be forgiving and give their children a second chance far greater than anyone else. It’s not that fathers don’t show grace but it’s something that just seems to come natural to mothers.
I think all of God’s qualities show through different people but certain qualities of God really come out when one is a parent. Grace is a very special quality of God, a concept that is at the core of the Christian faith. It was once simply described to me as a gift that is undeserved. The way mothers treat their children certainly reinforces this definition of grace.
This connection came to me while contemplating grace but also during the approaching of Mother’s Day. Just as we shouldn’t only be thankful to God for all He does for us in our life on Sunday mornings in church, I think we should let the wonderful gift of grace our mothers give to us be celebrated much more than just on Mother’s Day.