I hope everyone had a great mother's day. My sincere prayers go out to everyone who has lost their mother or for some other reason are not able to celebrate mother's day. In some ways, a mother's love for her children can be very similar to God's love for sinners.
Mothers make sacrifices for their children. Our scripture for this lesson come from 1 Kings 3:16-28 and Exodus 2:1-10. I want to encourage you to take a few minutes and read those two passages from the bible.
1 Kings 3 :16-28 tells a story of two mothers. They both have children but one woman's child dies. The woman began to fight over who's child the living baby was. Then they went before the king and argued. The king ordered for his servant to bring him a sword. He proceeded to explain to the women how he planned to cut the baby in half and give one half to each. The real mother of the child was filled with compassion and instead of letting this happen, she told the king to give her child to the other women. The king then knew that she was the true mother.
The mother loved the child enough to give him up! The mother gave up her child for his own well being. A mother will do what she knows is best for the child. This can be compared to how God died on the cross for us and how although we may not understand, he does what is best for us throughout our lives.
Exodus 2:1-10 tells of Moses as a child. All of the boys being born in that area, were being killed. For his safety, she put him in a basket and sent him afloat down the river. He was recovered by the king's daughter. The mother then got to raise her own son!
God rewarded the mother for her sacrifice! Because of Jesus dying on the cross, our sins were forgiven!
Mothers today are still like those told of in bible time. Mother comfort their children. They provide their needs, and they love them. Let your mother know today how much you love her and appreciate her being in your life.